New Delhi. 11 August 2021. In what is a major drive to skill the existing workforce in the civil aviation sector, 3589 candidates/ employees have been assessed and certified for various AASSC Job Roles and 84 training centres have been accredited, so far.
Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) is the apex body in skill development in the emerging Aerospace and Aviation sector. AASSC has been formed under the Government and Industry led initiative to skill Indian labour force. AASSC is one of the various Sector Skill Councils (SSC) which has been formed with the help of grant from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). NSDC provides support to all SSCs during the initial years of operations in the form of grant.
Some important decisions which have not only been taken but implemented are setting up of a Multi-skill Development Centre (MSDC) for Aviation Skilling at Chandigarh under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme funded by Airports Authority of India (AAI) and of Aviation Skill Development Center at Mumbai by LearnNet Skills as training implementation partner again for a CSR project of AAI.
It may be recalled that the AASSC has participated in all the editions of the AeroIndia shows held from 2017 till date and in the Defexpo 2019 held in Lucknow for the promotion of aerospace and aviation skilling. It has launched Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Manufacturing, Assembly and Design in the CSIR-NAL premises, Bengaluru in Jun 2019. It has conducted interactive discussions on apprenticeship in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). It has assessed and certified 3589 candidates/ employees of AI-SATS, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., (HAL) and Indian Navy for various AASSC Job Roles. 84 training centers have been accredited till date by AASSC. The guidelines for accreditation of Training Centers set by NSDC and AASSC are available at https://smart.nsdcindia.org/user_manuals.aspx
AASSC seeks to make available skilled manpower for the aviation sector. The jobs are created by the industry. Various Qualification Packs National Occupational Standards (QP-NOS) have been developed by AASSC for 72 Job roles for the five sub-sectors of Aerospace & Aviation viz., Airlines, Airports, MRO, Design & Development and Manufacturing & Assembly which are utilised for short-term skilling certification. The details of the Training Centers (TC) and Training Providers (TP) are attached as Annexure 1 and Annexure 2.