In a recent announcement, IATA has chosen to ally with India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU). As per the deliberations of the meeting, it was discovered that IATA has taken rock-solid decisions to foster the growth and development of aviation professionals in India.
Highlights of the partnership are:
- RGNAU will share its infrastructure and network with IATA to design industry specific modules and training programs. RGNAU will be the leading authorized partner for IATA fostering academic co-operation to ensure latest future offerings.
- Cross-validity of degrees/diplomas or programs by consenting parties in order recognize respective stature within the travel and tourism industry.
- Leveraging the existing infrastructure for training in India, to expand the reach of vocational training in aviation disciplines.
Mr. Conrad Clifford, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific region said “India is expected to be the third largest aviation market in the world behind China and the US by 2024, and is forecast to grow to a market size of 480 million passengers in 2036. Besides infrastructure capacity, having the necessary human resource talent will be equally critical if India is to achieve its aviation potential. Our partnership with MoCA and RGNAU will help contribute to human resource capacity building for India.”
What this means for travel professionals and aspirants?
As the tourism and aviation industry continue of achieve major milestones, it is set to become one the hottest industry in India and elsewhere. Currently, it ranks as the 7th largest industry in terms of employments, growth and investments.
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