Aspiring Minds recently participated in Skill India’s First Skill Certification and Placement Ceremony of Retiring Indian Air Force personnel organized by NSDC in collaboration with Indian Air Force. Aspiring Minds works closely with the skilling and defense ecosystem and is proud of the initiative as along with the strong technical expertise, the defense personnel, as trainers and assessors, will bring in integrity and discipline as a key strength in the skilling ecosystem.
The event was graced by Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Minister of Defence and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship along with Air Chief Marsha Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff and Shri Rohit Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.
Commenting on the occasion, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, “Every year 5,000 air warriors retire from the Indian Air Force who are between the ages of 32 to 47. There is a keen focus for utilising the services of these retirees as trainers and assessors in skill development ecosystem, considering the acute scarcity of experienced trainers in the country. Retired defence personnel with their discipline, leadership qualities and technically sound capacity are a great resource to fill this gap across sectors.”