Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aviation industry needs skilled workers. Are you game?

Specifically, the Maintenance, Repairing and Overhaul (MRO) service industry, which is part of the whole big Aviation sector that needs lots of skilled worker, according to Bernama news agency.

In its report, it noted that the global Maintainence, Repairing and Overhaul (MRO) services industry is forecast to worth US$65 billion (RM195.3
billion) by 2020.

And the industry was identified by the government as a profitable industry and
could be one of the “black horses to steer the nation into achieving a high-income nation status”.

The report also said that the Economic Transformation Programme Laboratories expects the Entry Point Projects, listed under the MRO section, to create 21,000 extra jobs and contribute an additional US$4.2 billion (RM12.62 billion) by 2020.

It also quoted Malaysian Aviation Training Academy’s Chief Executive Officer Sulaiman Dahlan, in an interview with Bernama recently, as saying that a Ministry of Human Resources survey revealed that Malaysia needed over 16,000 aircraft engineers a year, but in the last 15 years, only 3,000 licensed engineers were churned out.

He said the vocation was not being promoted efficiently, thus, causing alack of awareness from the public on how important the requirement needs to be fulfilled.

Time to reconsider which industry you want to be in.