Budgam: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat on Saturday inaugurated a first of its kind in the valley “aviation, hospitality and tourism management training center” – Zoom Air at Humhama area of Budgam district.
Bhagat while addressing the gathering said that aviation sector has huge potential to provide jobs to our talented youth. “Our youth are rich in talent, but due to the lack of proper facilities, our youth are lacking exposure and opportunities to enter into this sector,” he said.
The training centre, Bhagat said, was much needed for youth of the state, where they can be trained in different courses so that they can make an entry in the aviation sector. “The training centre would provide new opportunities to the youth of the state so that they can get jobs in the aviation and hospitality sectors,” he said, adding that earlier our youth were moving to the outside state to learn airlines courses.
Blue Hadal Voyage Private Limited, the training partners of the Zoom Air, said that the institute has an intake capacity of 60 candidates. “The training centre initially would be providing one year certificate course of cabin crew, 9 months course for ground staff and 4 months course of ground handling services,” said Shabnam Mushtaq, who heads the Blue Hadal Voyage.
She added that after culmination of training in Kashmir candidates would be sent to New Delhi for the period of three months. “Also candidates who are do good during the course would be placed in Zoom Air itself,” she said.
Nazir Ahmad Wani, managing director of Zoom Air training centre, said, “Zoom Airlines would facilitate job placements of other candidates in other airlines.”
Deputy Commissioner of Budgam, Mohammad Harun Malik, along with Senior Superintendent of Police of Budgam, Tejinder Singh, were also present on this occasion.