The aviation & aerospace sector in India has been expanding and growing through partnerships and new research facilities, thereby encouraging more players to invest and optimize the manufacturing process. Improving green and fuel-efficient technologies have contributed to a steady rise in fuelling the demand for aerospace engineers.

The state of Telangana is fast emerging as a new aviation cluster with some of the country’s best-qualified engineers and technicians. The potential of the aerospace industry is immense as it continuously requires skilled technicians and engineers. Considering the precision of skill required, it is imperative that rigorous training be imparted to all those who would be directly working on the components. With a plethora of job opportunities available in this industry, from engineering technicians, template makers, numeric control tool programmers, die makers, to technical writers and graphic artists, TASK has identified the gaps in the current learning landscape. It has taken the onus of working with technology partners and service providers across the aviation, aerospace and avionics value chain to train youth/professionals to be ‘reskilled’ to fit the aerospace and aviation sector.

This paper thus explores the strategies to enhance synergies between industry, government and academia.