Bangalore. 21 August2020. GKN Aerospace’s (GAI) team in Bangalore, India, has launched a training and development project for aspiring aerospace engineers from rural backgrounds.

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The initiative is being run in conjunction with the local BridgeNow Academy (BNA) and the Aerospace & Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC). The ‘Design Engineer Aerospace Propulsion Systems’ course provides essential industry skills and is specifically targeted at students from rural backgrounds as part of GKN Aerospace’s community work in India. Eleven candidates were selected by to join the programme this month, with BridgeNow Academy delivering the training online and the overall monitoring and end-of-programme assessment being carried out by AASSC. The training module was developed with the support of the managers at GAI and the employees conducted interviews to select the eleven candidates.

Prarthana U, Heading HR & Safety for GKN Aerospace in India, said: “It’s the third time we have launched skills training as part of our community work and we are delighted to partner again with BridgeNow and AASSC to help develop these students. I would like to thank Cedric, the managers and all the employees of GAI who have constantly worked with the HR Team to help design the training curriculum and select the eleven candidates for the programme. It is a proud achievement for all of us during these difficult times due to the pandemic. We would like to congratulate the students selected and wish them success through the course.”

D Peter Immanuel, CEO, BridgeNow Academy said: “The program has been carefully curated to add value to engineering students to get necessary design skills in a niche area under the guidance and support from GKN Aerospace. We are glad to be playing an important role in the ecosystem.”
Rachit Bhatnagar, CEO, AASSC stated that “We are pleased to share that GKN Aerospace & BridgeNow Academy have collaborated with AASSC and are playing an important role in the ‘Skill India’ ecosystem. This is a significant contribution towards the vision of AASSC bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower under Design & Development segment of Aerospace skilling. This will definitely benefit the participants of the programme with enhanced employability skills in a niche growing sector within the country”.

The training programme lasts four months, during which time the candidates will be equipped and prepared to face interviews and gain employment with different aerospace companies.