New Delhi, April 1, 2016. The first 30 trainees in the new Learn and Earn program – run by Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) – have completed their training for Aerospace Interconnect Solutions. The program is in partnership with Boeing and Rossell Techsys.

“We are really proud of all the students and congratulate all those who successfully completed the Learn and Earn program and earned gainful employment,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. “India contains immense untapped potential and unparalleled talent, and we need to utilize and foster this potential and talent to accelerate the development and growth of the Indian aerospace sector and Indian economy as a whole. The students who are already delivering 100 percent first-pass quality will be able to work toward the development and growth of the Indian aerospace ecosystem.”

On completion of their one-year training, the students were awarded a post diploma in Aerospace Interconnect Solutions (PDAIS). All were hired by Rossell Techsys.

The program is one of the initiatives launched by Boeing in support of the National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM), a skill development initiative rolled out by the Government of India. The program is supported by Boeing in partnership with NTTF, a partner of the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).

“Consistent high performance and high quality is ingrained into the global aerospace and defense sector,” said Harsh Gupta, chairman, Rossell India Limited. “The skills development initiative aims to bridge the current gap of expectation versus availability in India. We will continue to invest in skills development to tap the immense potential of talent available and to make such skills available for the Aerospace and Defense sector in India. We support the government’s commitment to Skill India and the National Skill Development Mission.”

“Such programs are aimed at providing trainees with the technical education needed for them to earn a livelihood in their relevant sectors,” said N. Reguraj, managing director, NTTF. “The Learn and Earn program is aimed at enhancing the employability of students and bridging the gap of skilled manpower in the aerospace sector.”

Boeing has been partnering with NTTF to provide vocational training to Indian students and industry, keeping in line with Boeing’s commitment to build a skilled aerospace talent pipeline. The initiative is an example of Boeing-funded curriculums that have been launched with relevant aerospace partners such as Rossell Techsys and Tata Advanced Materials Limited. These initiatives aim to fill the gap in industry training and helps increase the employability skills of prospective candidates, resulting in an All India Council of Technical Education accredited PDAIS.