Agreement signed between KPMG and AASSC to develop occupational map in aviation sector

KPMG, Indian arm of global consultancy, has collaborated with the Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) to develop occupational map for the aerospace and aviation sector.

The agreement, signed between KPMG India and AASSC, provides for design and development, manufacturing and assembly, airline operations, airport operations and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhauling), a statement by the consultancy said. The occupational map will list the possible job roles along with the skill levels in each sub-sector, the statement said. Subsequently, KPMG will develop National Occupational Standards (NOS) for 70 job roles where there is high demand, it said.

“This is a humongous task as there is a need to work with various industry players in the aerospace and aviation sector while drafting the NOS and getting their validation. After going through an elaborate process, the NOS for each job role shall be notified by the Central government,” the statement said. According to a study instituted by the Civil Aviation Ministry, the domestic aviation sector is projected to employ nearly four million people in two decades, driven by improved economic activities and labor productivity.

“Our estimate indicates that by 2035, the Indian civil aviation sector (across the study segments of airport, airlines, cargo, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and ground handling) will employ 0.8 to 1 million personnel directly and another 3 million indirectly (for 1 direct job about 3.5 indirect jobs are created),” the study said.  While emphasizing the need for having skill development programmes across various levels in the sector, the study suggested setting up of the National Civil Aviation Training Entity (NCATE).

Formed under the government and industry led initiative of skilling Indian labour force, Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) is the apex body in skill development.

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