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IBL’s aviation training academy takes-off with first batch of students taking wing

IBL’s aviation training academy takes-off with first batch of students taking wing

A passing rate of 87% and a healthy recruitment rate of 24% for the first batch makes IBL group’s aviation training academy the cynosure of all eyes in the aviation space. (Image: Company)

Following a year of operations, Mauritius-based conglomerate Ireland Blyth Ltd’s aviation training academy, G2ACAMAS, has awarded certificates to its first batch of students, who had completed their training in November 2014.

Inaugurated in January 2014, the training academy saw great interest from Mauritians after the announcement of the first course. The first batch students have been honoured for passing different courses dedicated to careers in aviation, including; Airline Passenger Service, IATA Foundation, Airport Ramp, Air Cargo and Airport Operations.

As part of the curriculum, students have also benefited from practical training at the airport. This enabled students to discover ins-and-outs of the trade such as roles and responsibilities of Check in Agents, ticketing function in travel agencies and Ramp Agent in IBL Group companies, or in the cargo department of airport operations.

Danny Ah Chong, General Manager of Logistics, Shipping & Aviation Sector, IBL Group, expressed his satisfaction with the students’ performance.

“We achieved a great passing percentage of 87%. Consistent attendance and performance of students allowed them to reach this noteworthy figure. Following this, the IBL Group recruited 24% of students straight out of training. These are now pursuing their careers in aviation, across different business departments of IBL Group,” he noted.

“The vision of G2ACAMAS is to train young people and enable them to pursue a career in aviation. The main purpose of G2ACAMAS is to place maximum students in the job market,” confides Waheeda Serally from the Marketing department of G2ACAMAS.

This recruitment process forms part of IBL Group’s strategy to reduce unemployment among students and support them in their choice of career.

“The success of this initiative by our group also shows that the world of aviation continues to recruit, and various businesses exist within this vast sector,” concludes Danny Ah Chong.

Indeed, global air traffic is increasing, and airports are developing into major business centers. As a consequence, new business opportunities are arising for ground careers at all job levels in the aviation sector.

Several factors combine to explain this increasing need for airport labor, with the rising air traffic translating into more and more passengers and cargo to carry.

In partnership with CAMAS Training, G2ACAMAS undertakes continuing research to provide solutions to Mauritian students and Mauritian companies seeking professional advice in the promising field of aviation.

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