Air Cargo Forum of India (ACFI) and Aerospace & Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) have come together and signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the promotion of skill development initiatives in the air cargo sector.

The Air Cargo domain represents a significant share in terms of jobs in the Airport, Cargo & Ground Handling subsector. The MoU was signed on the occasion of the AGM of the ACFI in Delhi. Mr Tushar Jani, President, ACFI and Mr Chetan S, Manager-SAC, AASSC signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.

The objective of this partnership will be to enhance cooperation between AASSC and the ACFI to promote skills development for the betterment of the industry by creating a long term mutually rewarding partnership through implementation of National Skill Qualification Framework, encouraging workers from unorganized backgrounds to certify their skills, setting up of Centre of Excellence for skill development, periodically sharing of data on  demand  and  supply  of  manpower, providing inputs for up-skilling and re-skilling of manpower as per regulatory and technological changes and much more.

AASSC and ACFI will work towards fulfilling the needs of air cargo logistics sector by involving the industry in developing and reviewing the occupational standards, build a credible and stringent quality assurance system for identification and accreditation of training partners, training of trainers, stringent assessments and a credible certification, and bring in international best practices.

The associations want to build competence to match the air cargo industry’s requirement of skilled manpower, and also to enhance the qualitative & quantitative reputation of aerospace and air cargo logistics supply chain of the aviation industry.

The signing of the MoU was done in the presence of major stakeholders of the Air Cargo industry like Cargo Service Center, Celebi, GMR Airports, BIAL, Skyways Group, Jeena and co. and many others who have pledged to extend their support towards the collaborative skilling initiatives.