From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Apr 20: HAL and Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) held a Skill Conclave at HAL Management Academy in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
The significant feature of the conclave was a panel discussion on various topics such as how India can be a global skills hub in aerospace technology, post Covid rebound in Indian aviation and carving skills for future, talent resource challenges in drone technology and bridging gap through skill India.
Dr K Sivan, former Chairman ISRO, while presenting skill awards to various Divisions of HAL called upon HAL and AASSC to venture into new areas, apart from Aerospace as upgradation of skills is needed to achieve indigenisation goals in different sectors in India.
“HAL covers nearly 16,000 employees with its well laid out and effective skill development programs which are necessary to lead the complex aerospace industry,’’ said R Madhavan, CMD, HAL.
“The company is playing a critical role in the Skill India mission. Our skill development policy lays emphasis on a variety of programs that include continuous learning and development. Our Training within Industry (TWI) program has about 500 projects incorporating critical skilling aspects,’’ said Alok Verma, Director, HR, HAL.
The highlight of the conclave was display of aerospace components manufactured by apprentices.