GMR Aviation Academy announces strategic alliance with Aptech Aviation Academy to propel careers in aviation

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Hyderabad : GMR Aviation Academy, the training and education arm of GMR Airports Ltd – a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Limited, today announced its strategic alliance with Aptech Aviation Academy to empower aspiring aviation students with industry-relevant skillsets and training.

The new programme, offered by this alliance, will be known as ‘Professional in Airport Management & Customer Service’ (PAMCS). The idea is to prepare undergraduate students for careers in airport management and customer service.

This employment-driven programme would create job opportunities for undergraduates in various fields such as Airport Ground Staff, Airport ticketing, Passenger service, Airport security, Cabin crew, Airline customer service, Cargo agent, Load control officer, or Cargo attendant.

GMR Aviation academy is the one of its kind institute in India to have been conferred with the “Regional Training Center of Excellence” stature of ICAO and the “Global Training Hub” by the Airports Council International (ACI). It is also an Authorized Training Center and Accredited Training School of IATA.

Aptech Aviation Academy is one of the well-established brands from the House of Aptech offering aspirants training & skill-based employment-driven courses to the exciting world of aviation, travel & tourism, hospitality, and retail sector.

The Professional in Airport Management & Customer Service programme aims to provide hands-on and in-depth training in all aspects of airport management and customer service right from grooming to operations.

The students joining this programme will have to complete training modules from Aptech Aviation Academy in their respective centres in various parts of the country. After this, they will complete the remaining programme modules from GMR Aviation Academy Campus at Indira Gandhi Airport, Terminal 2 (In front of Departure Gate No 1), including a one-month internship. For the first time, such a skilling initiative is being undertaken in India.

Mr Ashwani Lohani, CEO of GMR Services Business, said, “Aviation sector has emerged as an employment generating sector. There is a huge demand for industry-ready candidates such as Customer Service Associate (CSA) and Airport Operations. The courses offered by GMRAA and Aptech Aviation Academy aim at making candidates industry ready. After completing their courses and internship, candidates will become industry-ready and be the best in the industry.”

Mr Kallol Mukherjee, Head, Aptech Aviation Academy, Aptech Limited said, “We are excited about this alliance as Aptech Aviation Academy understands the industry potential and we believe in transforming Qualified Unemployed Graduates (QUGs) into Skilled Employed Professionals (SEPs). With the up-to-date and industry-ready curriculum of Aptech Aviation Academy, the students become highly skilled to pursue their dream careers in the growing aviation, hospitality & retail industries.”

 

He further added“GMR Aviation Academy is a perfect match for us primarily because we have a common vision in terms of providing quality training to the students in Aviation. Both the Academies have come together to form a program that will ensure quality learning along with practical exposure. We are looking forward to students making the most out of this opportunity.”

India is one of the largest civil aviation markets in the world in terms of domestic traffic and the sector is set to grow and become a global hub for Aviation. According to Invest India, India aims to become the third-largest aviation market globally by 2024. As the fastest-growing aviation market, India is expected to cater to 520 MN passengers by 2037.

With industry bouncing back to normal, employment opportunities are coming in, the new airports are transforming places into economic hubs due to their multiplier effect which results in an employment multiplier. So, more infrastructure creation means more job opportunities, for every 1 direct employment in the civil aviation industry, 6.1 indirect jobs are created.

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