Malaysia needs more skilled workers in aviation industry
Published by Afterschool.my on Jun 07, 2011, 01:33 pm
- The global Maintenance, repairing and Overhaul (MRO) service industry is expected to be worth RM 195.3 billion by 2020.
- Government has identified the MRO industry as a profitable industry and expects to create 21,000 extra jobs and contribute RM 12.62 billion by 2020.
- Government believes the demand for MRO service will increase with the growth in regional economies like India and China and plans to make Malaysia as a Asia Pacific MRO hub
- MAS Aerospace Engineering (MAE) the engineering and maintenance division of Malaysia Airlines is said to be well positioned to benefit from this opportunity
- Director general of Department of Civil Aviation recently said Malaysia needed more licensed aviation engineers and pointed out there was a lack of training centers in the country to train engineers with knowledge in general aviation
- Currently, there are 8 flight training schools in the country but only 5 aircraft engineering schools have been certified as Authorised Training Orgranisation to produce engineers
- The Schools are;
1. Malaysian Airline Engineering Training Center
2. DILOG Training and Services
3. Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology
4. Aeroprecesion Aviation Training Center
5. Malaysian Aviation Training Academy (MATA)
- According to Ministry of Human Resource survey - Malaysia needed 16,000 aircraft engineers a year, but in the last 15 years only 3,000 licensed engineers were produced.