Recently, Tata STRIVE partnered with DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations for generating pan-India drone-based employment opportunities.
A year back, one would wonder if the Indian drone industry could provide a stable career to those looking for a rewarding job. But today, many are convinced that this industry actually has the potential to go through a much-anticipated boom. As the drone ecosystem grows, so does the requirement for skilled and experienced personnel. Recognizing the potential of talent generation for the drone industry, Tata STRIVE and DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations have partnered to provide skill-based training to youth from underserved communities in the sector.
The association is a stepping stone in making drone pilot training and associated courses available and known to the masses. The list of courses includes DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) certified drone pilot training, drone building, drone repair and maintenance, drone data processing with GIS, Python coding for automation and customized industrial training for Agriculture, Mining, Logistics, Surveillance, Security and Disaster Management.
Talking about the traction and reach that these courses could muster, Mrs. Anita Rajan, CEO at Tata STRIVE mentions “These courses have a potential of making an individual job-ready and marketable from the day an individual receives certification. Tata STRIVE is excited to partner with DroneAcharya to enable livelihoods in this emerging sector for the youth of our country.”
Apart from raising awareness, these courses will play a crucial role in making India a Global Drone Hub. With official guidelines by the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) for mining activities, the National Highways Authority of India for road assessments and the Survey of India for mapping India using drones, the demand for drone pilots, data experts, drone repair and maintenance individuals and drone building is only going to increase.
“We have 150+ active training locations all over India. We will identify locations with requisite physical space to conduct drone training programmes, where we plan to integrate DroneAcharya’s courses and provide additional training courses to marginalized individuals. We see vast potential in these courses as most of them can also be taken online. The huge demand for drone pilots in various industry sectors after liberalized drone policy, leaves us with an opportunity to train an employable and future-ready workforce”, adds Ameya Vanjari, Head of Operations, Partnerships and Technology at Tata STRIVE.
“Generating skills for a cause has always been close to our hearts. Through our experience and skills, we aim to benefit the masses from every minority group today. We are planning to launch training drives for special groups like the All-Women’s Batch, LGBTQIA community, Wives of the Fallen Heroes and Revival Courses for Retired Defense Personnel, to name a few”, says Prateek Srivastava, Founder and CEO of DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations.
Learn more about Tata STRIVE’s courses and their initiatives in skill development – https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/tata-strive/
Tata STRIVE is an organization aimed at actively bridging the gap between vocational education and industry needs. Having a massive reach, it has positively impacted over 1 million individuals to date. Its vision of providing “Gainful livelihood for every individual” fits perfectly with Pune-based drone service and training provider, DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations. This association aims towards creating job opportunities in the Indian drone industry and also encourage entrepreneurs. The courses also come with a one-year hand holding period after completion to ensure that the individuals are able to secure a meaningful livelihood.
“We have a mix of highly experienced leaders and young and energetic team members, who are passionate about drones. With this association, we aim to not only provide new opportunities to the greater public but to also equip the Indian drone industry with talent and skill”, says Amit Takte, VP – Technology & Training at DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations.