GCAS represents the Middle East region at the annual IATA Training Partner Congress
The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), the training arm of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, officially represented the Middle East region at last week's annual IATA Training Partner Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.
The congress discussed a multitude of topics from current operations to vision of the future, with a focus that was designed to continue the engagement between IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI) and IATA authorised training partners worldwide. GCAS is a regional training partner of IATA that is nurturing the growth in aviation trainings with specific focus on the Middle East region. The centre was representing the whole aviation training community in the Middle East region at the congress.
The congress consisted of two panels, a European panel and a Middle East & Africa regions panel, which was divided into two sub panels: African region, and the Middle East-represented by GCAS.
Khalid Al Breiki, deputy general manager of GCAS, said: “The representation of the entire Middle East region in the IATA Training Partner Congress by GCAS is an international acknowledgment of the dynamic role that the centre is actively playing in the development of the aviation and airport industry in the region, and confirms its position as a leading aviation training organization worldwide.”
GCAS took an active part in the congress to share experience in the phased approach in Standardized Training Programs (STP) and outline the centre’s comprehensive training portfolio in aviation and airports, as well as shedding the light on the latest developments within the region. The centre shared its methods in attracting human capital and youth to the aviation industry through various tools and activities including approaching outreach programs at local universities and colleges.
GCAS presented a discussion on the recovery of economy and the aviation industry in the region and outlined the issues presented at the Global Aerospace Summit held in Abu Dhabi in April this year, including the necessity for human capital development and the know-how within the aviation and airport industry. The centre addressed the learning needs of the next generation; the transformation of teaching methodologies from traditional to advanced utilizing high tech tools to accommodate the requirements and expectations of the youth and to be on par with the fast development witnessed within the aviation industry in the region and internationally.
GCAS is currently attending the Airport Show stand No. B 128.