Apprentice Training School (ATS), established at Naval Aircraft Yard (NAY), Goa, was inaugurated on 07 April 2022 by Shri Rama V Chari, Master Craftsman Shipwright, the longest serving employee of NAY Goa, in the presence of Rear Admiral Deepak Bansal, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air Material). The ATS aims to augment aviation technical talent pool and also aid the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme under the ‘Skill India’ initiative. The school is one of the limited vocational training institutes of the country in aeronautical technology.
The school is set to provide impetus for up skilling the technical workforce and also address the shortfall of aeronautical vocational training centres in the defense and civilian sectors.
Vacancies for apprentices to be trained at the school were notified in November 2021 and five candidates – two Fitters and three Electricians – were selected for the first batch. It is intended to scale up the school to accommodate around 50 apprentices per batch.