Boeing, Tata Advanced Materials Ltd (TAML) and Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) have launched a skills development programme to train front-line workers for the aerospace industry.

The first batch of students was inducted at a ceremony in TAML’s Bengaluru facility.

Sponsored by Boeing and conducted by NTTF, the 'Learn and Earn' programme offers students a three-year diploma programme in Aerospace Manufacturing Technology (Advanced Composites), rolled out under the ‘National Employability Enhancement Mission’ (NEEM), a skills development initiative of the Central Government.

The programme involves classroom sessions on fundamental theory, behavourial skills training and vocational training in manufacturing skills at TAML.

This is a second initiative by Boeing, with training provided by NTTF, a partner of the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).

“Boeing is committed to addressing the crucial and growing need for vocational training and skills development in India’s aerospace sector and fully supports the Indian government’s efforts to promote Skill India,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India.

“Boeing-supported curriculums and initiatives have already been launched along with aerospace partners such as Rossell Techsys, and we are working with NSDC, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Defence to scale it up significantly,” added Kumar.