The realization of the ‘Make in India’ vision hinges on the availability of a skilled and motivated workforce.
In efforts to address the critical need for skills development in the Indian aerospace sector, Boeing is partnering with the National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) and the Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) to provide vocational training to Indian students.
Boeing-funded curriculums and initiatives have already been launched along with relevant aerospace partners like Rossell Techsys and Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML). This fills the gap in ‘industry training’ and helps in increasing the employability of prospective candidates.
The combined endeavor of Boeing, NTTF and Rossell results in a Post Diploma in Aerospace Inter-connect Solutions (PDAIS), executed under the aegis of the National Employment Enhancement Mission (NEEM).
Students are given stipend, training, domain-specific material, tools and equipment, thereby inducting them to a global Industry environment. They are trained majorly on Boeing-specific standards, processes, best practices, and other soft skills.
More such programs are being explored to enhance availability of a skilled workforce to the aerospace industry in India.
Boeing is working with NSDC, Ministry of Skills Development and Ministry of Defense to scale this program.