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IBL’s Aviation Training Academy awards certificates to its first batch of students

IBL’s Aviation Training Academy awards certificates to its first batch of students

Within the framework of the first graduation ceremony, the students were honoured for completing different courses, each dedicated to specialised jobs at the airport, namely: Airline Passenger Service, Airport Ramp, Air Cargo and Airport Operations. (Image: Company)

Mauritian conglomerate IBL’s aviation training academy, 2ACAMAS, handed certificates to its first batch of students after one year of operation.

The certificate awarding ceremony took place in the presence of the chairman of the National Empowerment Foundation (NEF), Kadress Pillay, as well as faculty and family members of the students at the office of the IBL group on November 13, 2014.

Inaugurated in January 2014, the training academy, which is a subsidiary of Ground2Air, attracted much interest from Mauritians since the announcement of the first courses.

Within the framework of the first graduation ceremony, the students were honoured for completing different courses, each dedicated to specialised jobs at the airport, namely: Airline Passenger Service, Airport Ramp, Air Cargo and Airport Operations.

By being part of the program, the students also benefited from a training course at the airport where they were taken through roles and responsibilities across roles such as that of Check in Agent and Ramp Agent in the IBL group enterprises, or taken through stints in the cargo department and airport operations.

As global air traffic keeps increasing and airports are developing into big centers of activity, jobs are highly diversed and offer new career opportunities at every level in the organisation.

Several elements go hand in hand to explain the increased human resource requirements in airports: the increase of air traffic is paramount, causing more and more passengers and freight to be transported.

According to Danny Ah Chong, General Director of the sector of Logistics, Aviation and Shipping of the IBL Group, they want to accompany the students, transmit them the requisite know-how and expertise, share the years of experience they have garnered over time, and help them carve out a better career in the aviation field generally and in these jobs particularly, which deserve a basic level of training at least.

“We saw tremendous enthusiasm for our courses since the implementation of our academy and it is a great pleasure for us today to hand the certificates to the first students of our training centre,” he confided.

In partnership with CAMAS Formation, G2ACAMAS is looking to bring solutions to Mauritians and to the Mauritian companies, which are looking for a professional opinion in the aviation domain.

Present for the occasion, Christel Barel, who is a Director of International Camas in Roissy, France gave a global overview of CAMAS.

“CAMAS Formation is a French aviation school, which has been training over the past decade, an average of 21,000 candidates per year for jobs at the airport, airport safety, runway, cleaning, freight, cabin crew and security,” she explained.

Christel Barel stated that CAMAS has 14 training centres particularly in Roissy, Orly, Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lille, Marseille, Tunis, Morocco, Oman, the Caribbean, and the Reunion Island.

She added that they are also very active in Tunisia, Sultanate of Oman, Georgia, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Mali, Guiana, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Congo, Guinea and Russia.

Waheeda Serally from the marketing department of the academy announced some projects of G2ACAMAS and which could possibly interest Mauritians, young and old, such as Cabin Crew courses, which will be launched by G2ACAMAS in December aiming at training its participants on the basis of the job to integrate any airline of the world.

Registrations are open till the end of November and there are already a huge number of participants who are keen to attend this course.

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