ITE Singapore infuses the new Airbus’ maintenance training solution ‘ACT for Academy’ in its curriculum
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) of Singapore has signed an agreement with Airbus to use the training solution ‘Airbus Competence Training (ACT) for Academy’ in its curriculum.
‘ACT for Academy’ is a training software under the Airbus’ Training Services that aims at familiarizing students with the latest Airbus aircraft technology and maintenance procedures, in a classroom environment. Through this maintenance training solution, Airbus aims at preparing and equipping young aerospace aspirants to meet career challenges and to create a skilled workforce.
The ‘ACT for Academy’ will complement the basic aircraft training currently available in the curricula of ITE classes. It is an operationally oriented, scenario-based tool focused on a ‘learning by doing’ approach. It includes:
- 3D virtual Airbus aircraft, including virtual cockpit, virtual engines and a walk-around trainer;
- Scenario-driven exercises to perform typical aircraft systems’ maintenance tasks;
- General familiarisation on Airbus aircraft courseware to present and explain the aircraft and its systems.
“This partnership with Airbus reinforces our efforts to create industry-relevant and authentic learning experiences for our students. By enabling students to work on real-case scenarios, the ACT for Academy training solution allows them to gain first-hand knowledge and expertise of Airbus aircraft. More significantly, it equips them with ‘work-ready’ skills that are relevant to the changing demands of the aviation industry,” said Mr Suresh Natarajan, Principal, ITE College Central.
“This additional signature for the ACT solution demonstrates Airbus’ adaptability to expand into tertiary education institutions and engage a wider population of future engineers and pilots.” added Bruno Bousquet, Airbus Vice President Customer Services, Asia-Pacific “The aviation industry has always seen strong interest from students in the Asia-Pacific region and we look forward to partnering with more institutions to continue developing talents in the aerospace sector.”