As a part of the agreement, Airbus, Tata STRIVE and AASSC, with the support of NSDC, and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), will work together to build a pipeline of talent in the aerospace sector.
The collaboration will further focus on providing opportunities to the youth, a release said. The MoU was signed by Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia, Anita Rajan, CEO – Tata STRIVE and Wg Cdr Rachit Bhatnagar CEO, AASSC, the company said in a statement.
AASSC is the apex body in skill development in the aerospace and aviation sector under the aegis of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). A skill development initiative of Tata Trusts, and the Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) to train young Indians for aviation and aerospace jobs.
The three entities will form a joint working group to explore skilling in areas such as airport operations, flight training, engineering, and maintenance as well as for workforce requirements for the safety of aircraft and airports.
Rémi Maillard, President and MD of Airbus India & South Asia said, “India is looking at exponential growth in every facet of the aerospace and aviation ecosystem. This is fueling the demand for aerospace jobs and with it the growing need for relevant skills.”
He added, “We believe that India’s strength lies in its talent and we are deeply invested in nurturing the youth and equipping them with the right skills that will meet this growing demand and also prepare them for the jobs that will shape the future of aerospace in the country. This collaboration is a step forward in achieving this ambition.”
Tata STRIVE, CEO Anita Rajan said, “The high growth Indian aviation sector will witness demand for skilled personnel and Tata STRIVE is keen to be well positioned to leverage the opportunity to enable these jobs for the youth we work with.”
She added, “The partnership with Airbus and Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council brings together complementary strengths of the organisations in a model that builds a talent pool for the sector while helping youth fulfil their aspirations and build careers in aviation.”
In addition, the three partners will look for synergies with other aviation companies to explore their support on skilling in drone operation and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), it said.