Airservices has received a Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) award for its approach to recruiting and training air traffic controllers.
Australia’s air traffic manager took out the Innovation and Excellence in Workforce Development Award at the TLISC Awards held in Melbourne on Thursday for its unique curriculum, world-class facilities and expert training.
“Airservices faces some significant workforce challenges as we manage current and future industry requirements,” Airservices Learning Academy general manager Linda Spurr said in a statement.
“The training initiatives and improvements we have introduced ensure we are well positioned to meet the expected growth in air traffic activity over coming decades.”
TLISC chief executive Robert Adams said Airservices had gone to extra lengths to adapt its training and workforce development to meet the needs of today’s aviation industry.
“The imaginative and successful approach taken by Airservices Australia is to be applauded, and is a fine example of how the training system can be extended to address a major operational challenge,” Adams said in a statement.
Separately, a recent graduate of the Airservices Learning Academy Guy Lewin was recognised as a TLISC trainee of the year finalist.