Good news for Nagpurians, as it has been reported that the city will be the first in the country to commence a course in the aviation-related field named ’aeronautical structure and equipment fitter’. As per information, this is followed by a pact with Dassault Aviation, an aviation manufacturer based in France. And the course is likely to be launched at ITI Nagpur from September 27.
This course promises to enhance the much –needed skill for the manpower for the aviation industry which is currently witnessing a rapid growth at Mihan-SEZ with a unit each of Dassault, TAL, Boeing and HAL near the IAF’s maintenance command.
In February, the French firm had announced to begin the two-year course at Nagpur ITI, the National Skill Training Institute at Chennai and state-run ITI in Coimbatore. As per the source, the other two it is are yet to start the course.
A Maharashtra government resolution was issued on Saturday following which the DVET notified the commencement of one unit comprising 20 seats from this academic session itself. On July 3, a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Dassault Aviation and the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, Government of India. As a result of this, the Directorate General of Training (DGT) at New Delhi has granted permission to start three units in phases. Dassault is known for Rafale combat aircraft and passenger aircraft Falcon.
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