The Ghana Civil Aviation Training Academy (GATA) will from February, 2011 run International Air Transport Association (IATA) courses for aviation service providers in the West African Sub region.
This development follows the signing of the IATA-GCAA Regional Training Partnership Agreement on 29th November, 2010 in Accra to certify GATA as an IATA training hub in the Sub-region.
The Accountable Manager of GATA, Mr. Willie Orhin said, GATA’s partnership with the IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI), will provide the opportunity for persons in the sub-region to pursue aviation related hospitality courses other than Air Traffic Control Courses at a discount cost.
Upon successful completion of these courses in GATA, participants will obtain IATA Certificates or Diplomas depending on course pursued and these certificates would be recognised worldwide.
He expressed appreciation to IATA for the collaboration and for its confidence in the GCAA and GATA for that Matter.
Mr. Sampson Fatokun, Aviation Solution Manager for West and Central Africa, who signed the agreement on behalf of IATA, commended GCAA for its passion for industry excellence in Ghana and the sub-region. He was hopeful that IATA’s partnership with GATA would benefit both organisation’s in their quest to provide quality training for personnel.
In view of the dynamic nature of the aviation industry, there is the need for reputable aviation institutions to train personnel in the industry to upgrade their knowledge and skills to meet the ever increasing challenges confronting the aviation industry.
One of the key objectives of both the Transport and Aviation Sector Policy of Ghana is the training and development of human capital.
Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (G.C.A.A) as part of its Corporate Strategy established GATA in 2008 as a center of excellence in Aviation knowledge acquisition. It has the state-of-the-Art facilities and systems to provide viable aviation training in West Africa and beyond.
GATA, using qualified instructors has trained personnel from Liberia, Nigeria, Gambia, Sao Tome etc in Air Traffic Control courses.
It has also trained Aviation Inspectors and other Safety Regulation Personnel in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and The Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organization (BAGASOO).
GATA is a convenient place to host aviation related Local, International Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Meetings, Fairs etc.
To achieve its status as a center of excellence, GATA has the following corporate statements;
GATA’s mission is to provide the Aviation Industry and beyond with competency-based academic and professional staff development.
The Vision of GATA is to be recognised as a world-class Aviation Training Organisation (A. T. O) that provides competence-based training for academic and professional staff.
GATA’s Values are:
- Customer focus
- Challenge new possibilities
- People Centered
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