90 per cent of youth trained in Skill Development centre employed at Mopa airport

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Panaji: Almost 90 per cent of the students who were trained at Aviation Skill Development Centre (ASDC) have been absorbed to work at Manohar International Airport at Mopa, chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.

Responding to a question tabled by Pernem MLA Pravin Arlekar, the chief minister said that the objective of Aviation Skill Development Centre (ASDC) is to skill the youth of Goa to find prospective jobs in the industry but does not guarantee a job.

He said that a total of 1,032 youths have been skilled at ASDC, out of which 991 have been absorbed to work at Manohar International Airport as on June 30, 2023.

“Such trend may not continue in future as most of the vacancies at Manohar International Airport are already filled,” Sawant said.

The MLAs including Jit Arolkar (Mandrem), Venzy Viegas (Benaulim) and others questioned the future of the centre. Sawant said that the centre will continue functioning with the introduction of new courses like hospitality.

He said that the youth getting skilled here will have job opportunities across India and also internationally.

AAP MLA Venzy Viegas questioned whether the courses offered by ASDC are having international recognition. The chief minister said that he does not have any clarity over it, but if they are not recognized,he would ask the management of the ASDC to get recognized.

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