Shakir Kantawala, Co-founder & Managing Partner, WingsWay Training Institute LLC (Dubai) & WingsWay Global Training Academy (India), shares with TRAVTALK how aviation and travel are now more innovative with their new training techniques, among other things.
How will re-skilling and up-skilling with WingsWay Training Institute benefit the Travel & Aviation Industry in the wake of the pandemic?
The world is open. It is now essential that everyone possesses relevant skills to effectively serve their organisations and clients. Re-skilling existing talent and training new talent is the bridge between the current state of our industry and a strong, successful recovery.
WingsWay is that Bridge!
Along with IATA Training, WingsWay Training Institute (IATA–Authorised Training Center) offers innovative training solutions to develop professionals for tomorrow’s travel and aviation industry. We offer training options from entry level up to executive level, with courses in Travel, Tourism, Airport Operations, Airlines & General Aviation. Our short skill-based courses, which can be completed in a few weeks or couple of months, are designed by industry experts, so learners can immediately deploy their skills and knowledge in their workplace.
Most of the GCC and wider Middle East region have re-established links to their primary markets creating demand for qualified and certified professionals. At WingsWay Training Institute, we teach Skills for ‘career-growth’ and enhance ‘employability opportunities’ for working professionals and young career-seekers. We offer Virtual Instructor Led Training Courses for learners, from across the world. Physical classroom options are also available. IATA training is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
WingsWay, along with IATA, strives to be the first point of reference worldwide for aviation professionals and students. We train more than 100,000 professionals each year in subjects across aviation, airports, travel and tourism, with access to industry best practice and international standards. .
What are the USPs of WingsWay and why should one select you?
Our institute is founded and managed by senior professionals from the Aviation & Travel industry, who are committed to produce a reliable and skilled workforce. Our Trainers are industry professionals, who happily share case-studies and market realities. Our guaranteed internships and job assistance programme ensures career growth and success!
What potential exists for younger generation or GenZ and others to consider careers in the travel and aviation industries?
There’s tremendous potential for GenZ, Millennials and for existing professionals. Annually, five billion passengers will board flights across the world, 52 million tonnes of Cargo will be moved, nearly 70 million commercial flights will be operated on 32,000 commercial aircraft, using 3,800 airports, on 1,300 airlines. By the time you finish reading this article, over 100,000 people across the world would have safely landed. These volumes will annually contribute almost $9 trillion towards the Global GDP utilizing 330 million jobs. Forecasts indicate that there will be 100 million additional jobs created across the world over the next 10 years in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. All this brings about very exciting careers and job opportunities for GenZ and the Millennials.