TRAINING ACTIVITIES UNDER THE PROJECT
Training was a key area under this project and as from the start, the project team has always cherished the fact that the training activities to be carried out in the different States should be delivered in such a manner that ensured the target groups, become and remained motivated and up-to-date with the aviation industry security trends and new open minded approach to this was essential to achieving that goal.
We designed our training courses to ensure that individual participants directly benefit through the learning of new skills and becoming a valued asset in their respective airport security systems. It was also our deliberate effort to ensure that the training we provided to States would bring direct benefits related to improved security systems to the respective States by having a better informed security workforce.
Throughout our mission, the team focused on first assessing training needs in respective States, develop specific training programmes to address State’s priority training needs and subsequently deliver training activities to improve the capabilities of the different aviation security stakeholders in States towards implementing security measures.
Under the above backdrop, all the training activities undertaken were customized as much as possible to meet specific needs and support the effective implementation of the policy advice and technical assistance provided by the project team
All efforts were made by the project team to maximize participation to the training activities and the number of participants was sufficient to fill the standard 20 participants per classroom, and in some instances it went beyond that number. This was however intended to ensure that the project training activities were effective.
It was our approach that the training would benefit the right persons in the right jobs and therefore, it was essential that the selection process of trainees to the different training activities was closely monitored to avoid cases where a person is designated to attend a training activity which is not directly related to his or her job in AVSEC due to lack of proper planning process by the designating organization.
Over and above the monitoring of the selection process of trainees, we found it essential to provide assistance in the development of adequate AVSEC training policy, program and plans prior to the delivery of training activities to States
The principles and techniques used by IATA and AVSEC Global Ltd. in developing their extensive portfolio of training courses were applied throughout the design, development and delivery of the project training activities.
We strongly believed that the effectiveness and efficiency of training could only be fully optimized through the systematic implementation of a series of interlinked and interdependent activities organized into a comprehensive process rather than by the deployment of a unique, stand-alone activity. This systematic process emphasized on the need to consider the design, development, delivery and evaluation of training as an integrated process that went beyond completing individual activities.
National Training Activities
Regional Training Activities
- Regional Training in Eastern Africa
- Regional Training in Southern Africa
- Regional Training in Western & Central Africa
- Provision of Specialized AVSEC Training Equipment