NSDC and Bird Academy aims at skill development in aviation

Signs MoU to train 35,000 youth


June 8, 2017

/ By / Kolkata

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Skill development in the aviation sector is aimed at boosting the status quo of Indian aviation at a global stage

Skill development in the aviation sector aims to tap the potential of unemployed youth

An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Bird Academy in June 2017 in New Delhi, with regards to skilling of unemployed youth in the  aviation and aerospace sector across various states.

With the signing of the MoU, NSDC has agreed to enter into an arrangement with the Bird Academy to train, skill and empower more than 30,000 unemployed youth across various states including North Eastern states with special focus to train and empower minimum 5,000 women and tribal youth from the underprivileged sections of the society and assist states in capacity building over the next six years.

Bird Academy is an educational arm established by the Bird Group, one of the largest groups in the travel and tourism, travel technology, aviation and hospitality sectors.

Radha Bhatia, Secretary, Bird Academy and Chairperson, Bird Group said ,We recognise skill development as main focus to create a multi skilled efficient task force available for employment as part of our constant efforts in aviation industry. Bridging the critical gap between manpower availability, skills required for a specific job and employability has been a challenging task for Bird Academy. With this focus, emerged the idea of setting up skill training centres across the country and partnering with NSDC under the guidance of Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC). Our main focus is on underprivileged youth and women, to not only skill them but also provide a launch platform where they  can prove their mantle. I am proud to say that we aim to achieve milestones by imparting skill training to unemployed youth and women across the country and creating thorough professionals for one of the fastest growing aviation industry in the world.”

The two organisations will work together to  set up training centres and centres of excellence in India with the aim of increasing employability of youth aspiring to work in the aerospace and aviation sector under the guidance of AASSC.

“The aim is to channelise the untapped potential of the youth by means of developing their skills in different sectors. This initiative between the NSDC and Bird Academy gives impetus to the vision of a more skilled and better India. By means of skill development through training, we are also providing them with a platform for getting employed,” stated a senior official from NSDC.

The NSDC lays special emphasis on skill development especially among the youth as a part of the ruling government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative aimed at ‘Skilled India, Successful India’.

He further added, “Skill development in the aviation sector is aimed at boosting the status quo of Indian aviation at a global stage. The robustness of the aviation sector at present has attracted private investors and we want our youth to be prepared to harness the offers, especially in the Indian aviation sector, which is the third largest aviation sector globally.”

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