New Wings

June 14 (LBO) – National carrier SriLankan Airlines launched an International Aviation Academy on Wednesday, to meet demand by industry for airline relates skills.

The academy will be a professional skills training facility, accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), City and Guilds and Edexcel International.

The IAA will cater to the increasing demand for airline industry specific training and mid-career training by local and international airlines,” SriLankan Airlines said in a statement on Wednesday.

The IAA is also in talks with Sri Lankan Universities to obtain accreditation for its programmes at the Post-graduate Diploma level.

“It will supplement Sri Lanka ‘s technical and vocational education system, opening up new opportunities to the youngsters and give them a grounding in international service standards,” Sunil Dissanayake, Head of Human Resource at SriLankan, said.

A number of international organisations are already talking to us to send their staff for training and to recruit candidates who obtain IAA qualifications. This is a major boost for the industry and for the country.”

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