MTU Aero Engines AG and the government of the Republic of Serbia have inked a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC), establishing their close cooperation in the field of training of skilled labor. The aim is to effectively address the specific needs of the aviation industry in the curricula of vocational and trade schools. The move clears the way for an adoption of a training scheme based on the proven dual system of classroom and work-place learning for teaching people the ropes of the aviation industry.
The decision to step up cooperation comes against the backdrop of MTU’s plan to open a dedicated engine parts repair facility in Serbia. MTU’s new shop will be located in Nova Pazova, near Belgrade and is scheduled to be up and running in the course of 2022. In support of the project, a Serbian subsidiary, dubbed MTU Maintenance Serbia d.o.o., has been set up, and first employees have already been hired. Its focus over the next few months will be on developing a workforce to meet the company’s needs.
While construction of the new facility is under way, MTU will be training people for the skilled positions to be filled. This training will take place at local vocational and trade schools in Serbia and on site at MTU’s facilities in Germany along the lines of the MoC now signed.