By Adina Moloman
Training human resources is a strategic activity for the aerospace sector in Baja California.
The Aerospace Cluster of Baja California AC have a constant concern in developing human capital and complement the efforts made by local academic institutions with aerospace programs such as UTT or UABC, among others, in order to meet the strong current and future demand for trained personnel in various fields of the aerospace companies manufacturing in Mexico, located in the region.
Recently, The Aerospace Cluster of Baja California AC has created a Labor Competency Management Committee of the Aerospace Sector (Comité de Gestión de Competencias Laborales del Sector Aeroespacial) with the purpose of certifying the technical abilities and skills of existing workers in the aerospace sector of Baja California.
The State Governor of Baja California, Francisco Vega presided and signed with the federal authorities the creation of the ‘State Council of Labor Competences’. This new organism is recognized nationwide through CONOCER (Consejo Nacional de Normalización y Certificación de Competencias Laborales) with an active internal committee mentioned above ‘Comité de Gestión de Competencias Laborales del Sector Aeroespacial’.
CONOCER is an organism inside the Ministry of Education responsible for promoting, coordinating and consolidating in Mexico a National System of Competency Standards for workers.
The event took place atBaja’s Innovation and Technology Center(BIT Center Tijuana) which has actively participated in generating industry procurement for the high-tech manufacturing sector, especially electronics and aerospace.
The certifications programs will seek to address various disciplines including aircraft operations, design, manufacturing and maintenance. According to ProMexico: the increased demand for human capital is concentrated mainly in the disciplines of machining, aero structures, special and electro-mechanical processes, MRO, design and composite materials.