Civil aviation sector can create about 60 lakh jobs directly and indirectly in the next ten years
The Minister was speaking at a workshop on Building Awareness on Aligning Skill Development in the Civil Aviation Sector with the National Skill Qualification Framework ( NSQF) in New Delhi today. The event was also attended by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy and senior officers of both ministries. Speaking on the occasion Shri Rudy informed that his ministry has developed about 1500 course curricula for training in various skills across ministries.
The event also saw the signing of an MoU between the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for training of people in the various trades associated with the civil aviation sector. Shri Jayant Sinha hailed this memorandum of understanding as a momentous one.
Also speaking on the occasion Secretary Ministry of Civil Aviation Shri Rajiv Nayan Choubey said that the aim of the Ministry’s Civil Aviation Policy is to raise domestic ticketing from the present about 80 million to about 300 million. But for this to happen, we need to fill the existing gap in availability of skilled manpower. Shri Rohit Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship emphasized on the need for world class training across trades and levels as the civil aviation industry is international in nature. He also stressed upon the need for training to be uniform.
Officials of the two ministries held day long discussions on issues like NSQF, setting up of skill development centres and centres of excellence, training of trainers, identifying job roles, National Occupational Standards and other training related matters.