National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, collaborated with Czech Aviation Training Centre (CATC) to establish skill academies in private universities and offer Aviation related courses for aspiring students. The training will help aspiring candidates in securing a career in the aviation sector across various job roles i.e. Cabin Crew, ATC pre-training and Aviation Security.
The agreement will facilitate Short Term Courses and Diploma/ Degree programs in the Aviation sector for both Service and Maintenance segment in a phased manner at Universities recommended by NSDC. The required training will be provided based on industry defined standards under National Skills Qualification Framework, which will be further aligned to the EASA standards. Placements will be facilitated for all students who complete their training program, across both national and international airlines. To run the Cabin Crew Training, CATC will invest approximately EUR 12,000 (Euros Twelve Thousand) to set-up a Lab in each of the university and will further provide all the required equipment’s for safety and service within the skill academy at the university.
Commenting on the partnership, Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “The aviation sector has emerged as one of the fastest growing industry in the country over the last three years. Our collaboration with CATC will help students acquire the right skill required to secure a career in the aviation sector. The successful candidates trained under this partnership will pass the entry screening of an Allied Domestic or International airline. We will also provide employment linkages under this partnership which will help make skill training effective and aspirational.”
Antonin Jakubse, CEO, CATC said, “CATC is proud to collaborate with NSDC and contribute towards the Skill India Initiative. We are setting up Labs in universities to provide training for Cabin Crew, ATC Pre training and Aviation Security. During the fiscal year, CATC will explore the possibility of installing first of its kind in India, advanced equipment like CEET Simulator for A320 cabin crew training and install it at a University recommended by NSDC with an expected investment of approximately INR 4.5 Crores.”
In the first and second phase, CATC will conduct training on Cabin Crew, ATC Pre training and Aviation Security. In phase three CATC would recommend training on Load controller, Flight dispatcher, Airport Safety Crew, Airport X-ray Qualified Staff.