BANGALORE : The challenge before the Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council is to make it useful to the industry which is looking to bridge the huge gap in skills, R K Tyagi, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), said.
The first board meeting of the Council, under the aegis of National Skill Development Council (NSDC), was held in Bangalore on Saturday. Tyagi, who chaired the meeting, emphasised on better training and education infrastructure in aerospace sector.
The Council comprises of HAL, Bangalore Chambers of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) and Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI). The meeting deliberated on several issues on skill development requirements of aerospace industry and on how to go about modules that would be relevant to all stake-holders.
NSDC, a PPP created by the Ministry of Finance with a mandate to train 350 million people by 2022, had approved the proposal of BCIC and SIATI for formation of Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (SSC) with a grant of `4.9 crore.
Dr C G Krishnadas Nair from SIATI, Chandramouli A N from BCIC, Pratyush Kumar from NSDC and Ashok Tondon from HAL were the four directors and other invitees attended the meet.