I-TRAIN: Building Expertise with IATA and ICAO
In the face of expected global shortages of skilled air transport personnel, the IATA Training and Development Institute – ICAO Global Training Alliance is intensifying and refining air transport training and learning resources by offering a wider variety of specializations to technical and professional managers in aviation organizations. An outcome of the alliance is the launch of the I-TRAIN program, a joint ICAO/IATA diploma offering.
Enhancing Competencies In Civil Aviation
The I-TRAIN program curriculum has been built on the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) that identified the lack of establishment of adequate training programs and training plans for all staff of civil aviation authorities, including managers in charge of planning and controlling safety oversight activities.
To date, the I-TRAIN partnership program has introduced one diploma program with specialization in Aircraft Operations Management. The next joint ICAO/IATA diploma will be launched in the spring of 2016 and will focus on multiple industry segments with the objective of building competencies in the following areas:
- Personnel Licensing
- Dangerous Goods training for Inspectors
- Safety oversight
- Safety Management
- Flight Operations
- Aircraft Airworthiness
5-Day Classroom Sessions
Participants will be able to choose from scheduled 5-day classroom sessions around the world. Students will also have access to additional study material such as eLearning courses, ICAO and IATA related standards and publications as well as Subject Matter Experts from ICAO, IATA and the industry at large. Upon completion of the required courses, participants are required to submit a final project addressing the implementation of learning activities in their area of expertise.
The 2016 edition of the I-TRAIN program brings enhanced levels of expertise to different areas of specialization. Individual courses and diplomas will soon be available on both the IATA and ICAO websites.