Dec 15 2014, Colombo: The national carrier of Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines has launched its newest aviation integrated training institution, SriLankan Aviation College last Friday, opening up a world of opportunities for the aspirant youth to take their first step towards an exciting career in aviation.
With over three decades of experience in training aviation professionals to fulfil the Srilankan Airline’s manpower needs, SriLankan Aviation College, brings together the Airline’s much acclaimed training centres; SriLankan Technical Training and International Aviation Academy. With tailor-made, internationally recognized training programmes to suit the dynamics of the industry, state-of-the-classrooms, extensive on-the-job training and an experienced panel of instructors, SriLankan Aviation College is armed with every modernity to provide an ultimate learning experience.
Having trained airlines own staff for over three decades, SriLankan Aviation College adheres to the global standards and the unique individualism of different airlines; thus, the unparalleled experience has enabled it to introduce customised training solutions for students, while providing them on-the-job training.
Certified by the Civil Aviation Authorities of Sri Lanka, Oman, Pakistan, the Maldives and the European Safety Agency, SriLankan Technical Training has an excellent track record in delivering trained professionals to suit the industry needs.
On the hand, International Aviation Academy has been a pioneering training body in South Asia that also has received a prestigious recognition from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as one of the World’s Top Ten Authorised Aviation Training Centres of its 2013 Premier Circle – an assessment made on the evaluation of 440 aviation training centres in 90 countries. Its recent performance as IATA’s prestigious World’s best ( premier circle ) and Asia’s best training institute for 3 consecutive years resulted in its appointment as IATA’s Regional Training Partner (RTP) from year 2014.
SriLankan Aviation College will bring under one roof an extensive range of IATA training programmes and a specialized line up of professional training courses in collaboration of CILT-SL (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka), the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Institute of Supply and Materials Management and Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. There will also be many knowledge-sharing ventures with international partners which will not only expand its market but also offer the students more programmes with worldwide recognition.
IAA currently offers courses to suit the educational qualifications of any individual and directs students to higher qualifications to help open more career prospects. Going beyond the classroom, IAA currently provides career guidance to youth in rural areas and has conducted image consultancy programmes for students of the universities of Colombo, Rajarata and Sabaragamuwa. These programmes are aimed at boosting their confidence and building positive attitudes among those who wish to enter the aviation industry.
With the integration, SriLankan Aviation College, will expand its reach to school aviation clubs and conduct awareness programmes free of charge. Through such endeavours, SriLankan Aviation College aims at encouraging youth across the country to step into the dynamic aviation industry with the right skills, knowledge and attitudes. With the wealth of experience in aviation training with international standards, SriLankan Aviation College is the ideal place to take off to a future in aviation.