GKN Aerospace India leverages CSR initiatives to skill rural students in Aerospace Structural Engineering


GKN Aerospace India (GAI), a global first- tier supplier of complex wing and fuselage structures and engine components, has collaborated with Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) and P3 Academy (P3A) to enhance the skills and knowledge of rural and underprivileged students in India. GKN Aerospace India (GAI) has been supporting Skill India Mission through their CSR initiatives through a skill-based course in Aerospace Structural Engineering to bridge the gap of Engineering students. To commemorate the successful completion of this program, a certificate distribution ceremony was held on 31st October at their Bengaluru facility. The Chief Guest for the certificate distribution was Mr. Dominic McAllister, UK Deputy High Commissioner to India.

GKN Aerospace India leverages CSR initiatives to offer a course in Aerospace Structural Engineering

The training program was successfully executed and managed by P3A, a leading engineering training solutions provider in aerospace, automotive and other high-tech domains. The course was defined and qualified by AASSC, an organization formed under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The collaborative efforts of government and private initiative has resulted in positive social impact by creating high skilled aerospace engineering jobs for underprivileged students.

GKN Aerospace Engineering courseSpeaking on the occasion David Orth, GKN Aerospace India said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be among the students who have been trained by P3A and I express my gratitude to AASSC and P3A for supporting our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.” Prarthana U, GKN Aerospace India, gave an overview of the project and thanked Peter Immanuel, the Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council and Anurag Sharma and Sharath Keremane from P3 Academy for collaborating with GKN Aerospace India towards their Corporate Social Responsibility.

Peter Immanuel, CEO, AASSC spoke on the project and said that it is an honor for AASSC to be associated with the project and facilitate the CSR partnership between two aerospace companies. The Skill Training for Youth through P3A was under the complete oversight of AASSC as part of the CSR commitment of GKN Aerospace India. He also gave a word of advice to the students for their future careers.

Aerospace Engineering skills from AASSCDeepak Rawat, Director, P3 India said, “I am happy to see this partnership flourish with GKN Aerospace India and I am proud to be part of the certificate distribution to the students. It is one of the best CSR utilization, which besides serving its primary purpose, also benefits the aerospace industry, it’s a win-win situation. Dominic McAllister, UK Deputy High Commissioner to India said that he was overwhelmed to be invited as a Chief Guest for the certificate distribution ceremony and it is great to recognize the hardwork and efforts of GKN Aerospace India, P3A and AASSC in making this project a huge success.

GKN Aerospace Engineering CertificationThe course completion certificates to the 10 students were distributed by Dominic McAllister, David Orth, Prarthana U, Deepak Rawat, Anurag Sharma and Peter Immanuel. Immense thanks goes to the CSR team of GKN Aerospace India: Prarthana U., David Orth and Cedric Dsouza, AASSC Team: Peter Immanuel and Chetan S. and P3A Project Team: Sharath Keremane, Anurag Sharma and Charles Martin for successfully implementing the project.

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