Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge, TASK has recently introduced a skill-based training program titled “Technical Writing for Aviation” for the Aeronautical Engineering students. This course is offered in collaboration with the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, ERAU, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace with more than 150 locations in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through its network of online programs. This is a 4-week outcome-based course with online and face-to-face components enabling students to learn rhetorical concepts, basic grammar and technical writing conventions.
Embarking the beginning of a successful career journey, this programme provides hands-on experience to the students in technical writing under continuous monitoring and coursework. The faculty from ERAU – USA, Ms. Jennifer Roberts, through online training network sessions, skilled the students on technical writing giving them a global exposure in the aeronautical field. They were majorly trained on the technical language that is used while curating the content and developing reports/documents.
The last day of the face-face session was held on April 24, 2018 at, which saw the participation of the faculty Ms. Kim Chua from ERAU, Singapore, who indulged the students in a serious training & practice sessions.
The pilot batch students participated in the training session and successfully completed the programme and submitted their assignments. Speaking on the occasion Ms Chua shared that it was an enriching experience for her personally and professionally to be involved in the inaugural edition of this program and she said that they are positive that this focused skilling will contribute to the students’ employability quotient.
Technical Writing Course that is currently in its naive stage has received a encouraging response from the students who were inducted into the programme. Sudhanshhu, a student, testified on how he was benefited by being a part of this programme. “This is not included in our curriculum and being taught of it has boosted our confidence levels to face any new career opportunities in the field of Aviation,” he said.
Another student, Niloufer, said: “We are very much thankful to TASK for this initiative that has helped students like us to develop our technical skills with respect to writing and speaking. The exposure to the global platform will help us emerge into professional technical writers in the near future.”
TASK and ERAU Asia had entered into a MoU in November 2016, with an objective to collaboratively develop professional education in aviation corporate scholarships and research opportunities between the institutions and to the benefit of the aviation workforce of India.
It may be mentioned that this is one of the many initiatives that the duo are associated with. After receiving a positive response from the students and faculty, CEO TASK, Mr. Sujiv Nair shared that they are keen to explore options to introduce additional skill courses in the Aviation sector that will benefit the undergraduate students across Telangana.