Ex-IAF Servicemen Land In Corporate Jobs Through Aerospace Skill Programme

The programme is implemented by Learning Links Foundation (LLF) in partnership with BridgeNow Academy with the grant support of The Boeing Company.

Group Captain Kataria in uniform in the center along with ex-servicemen and employees of Learning Links Foundation.
Ex-servicemen with the program team of Learning Links Foundation.

Veterans Skilling Programme developed for Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen is being implemented by Learning Links Foundation (LLF) with the grant support of The Boeing Company. This project aims to support and better the employability prospects of ex-servicemen by providing them technical skills in a domain relevant to their prior work experience.

To deliver this programme, LLF has partnered with BridgeNow Academy (BNA), an industry-oriented technical training provider, focused on bridging the skill gap in the Aerospace & Aviation domain.

Group Captain S Kataria, who is the Director Training at the Indian Air Force said, “IAF has a rich pool of manpower in the field of aviation who are trained and have decades of experience in handling modern generation aircraft and associated systems. Job linked Training Programme for these veterans is a unique initiative undertaken by BridgeNow Academy. I, on behalf of the Indian Air Force, extend my warmest appreciation to all the other stakeholders involved in this pilot project, P3 India, Learning Links Foundation and their funding partner The Boeing Company adding zest to Skill India Mission and thus contributing to the Nation Building.”

The 10 IAF veterans under-went a one-month classroom and practical training on various engineering software tools at BridgeNow Academy. The courseware is aligned to National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) offered by AASSC under NSDC. The curriculum included soft skills training, curated and delivered by Learning Links Foundation, to prepare them for their new role in today’s corporate environment.

The highlight of the joint initiative is that all 10 IAF veterans were also issued with offer letters to work as Aerospace Technical Publication Engineers with P3, an Engineering and Consulting organization that provides solutions to Aerospace, Defense, Automotive and Telecommunication domains.

Speaking on the occasion, Peter Immanuel, CEO,  BridgeNow Academy said, “We are proud to be the Training Partner in this prestigious project delivered with active support from LLF and IAF. We at BridgeNow are excited to offer a tailor-made programme in a niche domain to IAF veterans, who have contributed so much to this nation.”

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