AAI inks MoU for skill development initiatives

AAI inks MoU for skill development initiatives
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This pact is the result of the joint efforts made by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. 

New Delhi: The Airports Authority of India (AAI), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) here on Wednesday signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) where AAI has committed to contribute an amount of Rs 5.25 crore of its CSR funds to NSDF along with land and premises for setting up skill development centres in the country for scaling up skill development initiatives in the aviation sector.

This pact is the result of the joint efforts made by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The MoU signing ceremony took place in the presence of Union Minister for Civil Aviation, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Rajiv Pratap Rudy. The MoU was signed by Rajesh Agarwal, CEO, NSDF, Rajiv Goel, Director India Aviation Academy, Airport Authority of India and Jayant Krishna, CEO, NSDC.

“As we gear up for a new civil aviation policy, for new avenues that aviation will open up for economic growth of the country, for more new airports, and existing ones becoming active; there has to be a large part of our strategy towards sourcing skilled workforce to make all our plans successful. Our plans can be the most well thought out plans, but we need trained and certified people to execute those plans," P Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

Welcoming this contribution from the aviation sector, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, said, “the aviation sector has seen some good traction in the skill ecosystem. It is estimated that by 2035, the Indian Civil Aviation sector would employ 8 to 10 lakh personnel directly and another 3 lakh indirectly”.

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