14 certified aircraft maintenance and recycling technicians on the job market

Published: Thursday, 01 February 2024 10:38
On 31 January 2024 the Minister of Transport, Mr. NGALLE BIBEHE Ernest Massena, presided over the award ceremony for graduates of the first "CAMRA" training course in Aircraft Maintenance and Recycling in the presence of his counterpart in Higher Education, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CCAA, the Director General of the CCAA and numerous partners from the Cameroonian aviation industry. The program was designed and implemented through a fruitful partnership between the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority and the National Advanced School of Engineering in Yaounde. 
This is a significant achievement in the history of the Cameroonian aviation industry, as it is the first high-level training program in aircraft maintenance and recycling in the country offered by the CCAA Training School in Yaoundé to 14 engineers. 
 
Thanks to the expertise acquired during this 10-month theoretical and practical training course, the graduates are now certified aircraft maintenance and recycling technicians who can extend the life of aircraft and reduce their maintenance costs on site.
 
This is a major boost for the sector, at a time when some experts are predicting that Africa will need 21,000 aircraft maintenance technicians to ensure flight safety by 2040. 

  
In his speech, the Minister of Transport reminded the recipients that this innovative training will help to bridge the gap between the development of the civil aviation sector and the shortage of qualified skills, and will play an active role in creating a qualified next generation.
He congratulated the graduates on their diligence and performance and invited them to put their skills at the service of the aviation industry with vigour, integrity and respect for the ethics of their profession.
 
He also warmly congratulated Ms Paule Assoumou Koki, Director General of the CCAA, for offering this high-quality vocational training with immediate employability in the aviation industry. 
 
The Director General of the CCAA, for her part, welcomed and thanked all her partners and the EFO supervisors for the great success of the CAMRA training, and invited them to stay the course for the safety, performance and competitiveness of the aviation sector.
 
It should be noted that the CCAA intends to pursue this ideal in terms of employment as advocated by the public authorities of Cameroon. A call for applications to select 20 candidates for the second CAMRA cycle has already been launched and the deadline for applications is February 2, 2024. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
 
In the short term, other initial training courses are planned, in particular, to provide domestic airports with competent multidisciplinary staff. 

 
This major leap in training provision in the aviation sector was made possible by the academic partnership signed on November 26, 2021 between the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) and the University of Yaoundé 1. 
 
The CCAA Training School has signed numerous partnerships with renowned institutions such as IATA, ACI, TRAINAIR Plus, and JAA TO and has also equipped itself with better pedagogical tools and facilities for on-site training, including a laboratory, practical rooms, an aircraft and a simulator.
 
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