TIRANA, April 17
Young people interested in the civil aviation industry will have the opportunity to attend professional training starting September 2018. Representatives from the Albanian Civil Aviation Authority, Mother Teresa International Airport, Albawings Albanian Airline, and Harry Fultz institute signed a cooperation memorandum on Monday that paves the way to vocational training in the following sectors of civil aviation:
- Airport Passenger Service
- Airport ground service
- Cabin Crew
- Aircraft technicianSides will work together in order to draft the study programs and to provide all the technical and physical criteria for starting the training courses in September 2018.
The principal of Harry Fultz Institute Arian Kapedani said that this is a positive step that in the future may result in the opening of bachelor and master studies in the aviation sector.
On his part, representative of the Albanian Aeronautical Federation Renis Tershana that this initiative will help to increase the number of new professionals and thus cope with the high travel demand for tourism purposes.
“The current situation in vocational education in the aviation industry is not positive. There are no study opportunities for young people that want to join the aviation sector. This initiative brings more opportunities for passionate young people,” chair of the Civil Aviation Authority Krislen Keri said.
The shortage of specialists in the industry causes high costs to the operators and airlines operating in Albania. Moreover, the demand for civil aviation specialists will grow following the opening of two other airports in Albania, respectively Kuksi Airport and the construction of Vlora Airport.