1. ‘We need 10 lakh skilled workers in aviation’

‘We need 10 lakh skilled workers in aviation’

A million fresh skilled workforce will be needed in the aviation sector over the next decade...

By: | Bengaluru | Published: February 20, 2015 12:36 AM

A million fresh skilled workforce will be needed in the aviation sector over the next decade, according to Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union minister for skill development and entrepreneurship.

Rudy, addressing the media at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru said that there is great urgency in addressing the skill gaps in every sector, including the aviation and the aerospace sectors. Speaking specifically about the aviation sector, Rudy said that nearly 80% of the skilled jobs that will be needed over the next 10 years will be in the operations and MRO segments.

The balance would be in research and development, manufacturing and maintenance. “We are on an average talking about 100,000 skill-based jobs a year in the aviation/aero space sector over the next 10 years,” he said.

The minister said that the Skill Policy 2015 over which consultations are underway among various stakeholders should be ready over the next two months. fe Bureau

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