Odisha Govt Ties Up With GMR Aero Academy For Skilling Youths In Aviation Sector

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has collaborated with GMR Aero Academy (GMRAA) to extend aviation related skills to youths of the state.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Directorate of Aviation and Directorate of Skill Development-cum-Employment with GMR in this regard in presence of Minister of Commerce and Transport Tukuni Sahu and Minister of Skill Development and Technical Education Pritiranjan Gharai on Tuesday.

The MoU with Skill Development and Technical Education Department will provide skilling of more than 300 youths in specialised courses like Certification in Airport Operations (CAO), Basic Fire Fighters Course (BFFC), and Air Cargo Management Executive (ACME).

Similarly, the MoU with Commerce & Transport Department through the Biju Patnaik Aviation Centre (BPAC) will open opportunities for the youths to upskill themselves in aviation-focused courses, equipping them with credentials and expertise for diverse roles across the aviation landscape. The MoUs will be executed under the umbrella of the BPAC at Birasal.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Tukuni Sahu said Odisha is witnessing a transformation in the aviation sector under 5T initiative of the state government. This transformation is not only creating employment opportunities for the youth but also contributing to the realisation of a New Odisha.

In his remarks, Minister Pritiranjan Gharai emphasised that Skilled in Odisha has attained a global presence. He expressed confidence that Odisha, through such initiatives, will emerge as the leading state in the country, offering skilling and employment opportunities for its youths.

Principal Secretary Usha Padhee said aviation is going to play a crucial role in new age economy. Aviation jobs are very aspirational. Providing this niche opportunity to our youth would help them to transform their lives.

Air Marshal K Anantharaman, vice-president of GMRAA, said, “Considering the scope of expansion of the aviation sector, the skill development initiative would be a game-changer, creating good opportunities for youth in the airport sector. The training at GMRAA will adhere to world standards, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped to contribute to the ever-growing aviation industry.”

GMRAA, recognised for its parent entity GMR Airports Ltd, a global developer and operator of airports, manages a prestigious portfolio, including Delhi International Airport, GMR Hyderabad International Airport and international airports in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Greece.

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