Boeing, TATA, NTTF announce skills program for aerospace sector

March 28, 2016 Photo(s): By Boeing
  • First batch of students inducted; will receive three-year diploma program; and get training in Tata Advanced Materials Limited’s aerospace facility
  • Promotes government’s “Skill India” initiative and National Skill Development Mission
(L-R): Mr. Anurag Verma, Supplier Management, Boeing Defense,
Space & Security, India, Mr. Ashwani Bhargava, Director,
Enterprise Supplier Management, Boeing India, Mr. SR Mukherjee,
Chief Executive Officer, Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML),
and Mr. N Reguraj, Managing Director, Nettur Technical Training
Foundation (NTTF), at the launch of a skills development
programme to train front line workers for the aerospace industry.

Boeing, Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML) and Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) announced the launch of a skills development program to train front-line workers for the aerospace industry. The first batch of students was inducted at a ceremony in TAML’s Bengaluru facility.

Sponsored by Boeing and conducted by NTTF, the “Learn and Earn” program offers students a three-year diploma program in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology (Advanced Composites), rolled out under the “National Employability Enhancement Mission” (NEEM), a skills development initiative of Government of India. The program involves classroom sessions on fundamental theory, behavioral skills training and vocational training in manufacturing skills at TAML. This is a second initiative by Boeing, with training provided by NTTF, a partner of the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).

“Boeing is committed to addressing the crucial and growing need for vocational training and skills development in India’s aerospace sector and fully supports the Indian government’s efforts to promote Skill India,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. “Boeing-supported curriculums and initiatives have already been launched along with aerospace partners such as Rossell Techsys, and we are working with NSDC, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Defense to scale it up significantly.” added Kumar.

“Skills development is the foundation for achieving the goals of ‘Make in India,’ and at TAML, we continue to invest in skills development programs to ensure that our manufacturing workers are skilled and can deliver high quality products required by the aerospace and defense industry,” said S.R. Mukherjee, Chief Executive Officer, TAML. “We support the Government of India’s commitment to ‘Skill India’ and the launch of the National Skill Development Mission.”

“This program is aimed at providing trainees with quality technical education while earning a living. The National Employability Enhancement Mission program is for two years and we are adding another year to offer students a diploma certificate,” said N. Reguraj, Managing Director, NTTF. The ‘Learn and Earn’ Program is aimed at enhancing the employability of students and bridging the gap of skilled manpower in the aerospace sector.

Students from the science stream in Class 12 will be eligible for the diploma program. NTTF will conduct an eight-week induction program to make the students industry-ready for their job training. The batch will then be placed at TAML for training in their manufacturing facilities. Trainees who complete the program will be awarded a three-year Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology (Advanced Composites) certificate by NTTF.

Boeing and India have had a strategic partnership that goes back more than 75 years. Today, Boeing’s military aircraft are playing an important role in the modernization and mission-readiness of India’s defense forces while its commercial airplanes provide the mainstay of India’s civil aviation sector. Boeing is focused on delivering value to its Indian customers with its advanced technologies and performance driven aircraft underscored by life-cycle support services.

As a committed partner, Boeing is rapidly increasing its footprint in India and supporting the growth of the Indian aerospace sector by developing world-class suppliers for its global supply chain, enhancing sourcing from India, skilling frontline workers for the aerospace manufacturing sector, rapidly scaling up Boeing’s engineering center in Bangalore, and driving innovation in research & technology partnerships with top engineering and scientific institutes in India.