Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Training Centre (ATCEN) in Conjunction with the International Air Transport Association (IATA)Hosted ‘Advanced Train the Trainer Course’ for Aviation Instructors
The Aviation Training Centre of Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) hosted a 3-day course at its Training Centre in Mausica, which was geared towards regenerating and developing the basic principles of learning and training. The programme was held from August 27th- August 29th 2012, and was conducted by Fanny Korman, an Instructor with IATA.
The fourteen participants – all instructors within the Aviation Industry – were representatives from: Servisair Trinidad & Tobago Limited, The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority and the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago’s Security department. Instructor Fanny Korman is of the strong belief that one can never stop learning, and that one must always keep honing one’s skills by keeping up-to-date with new methods of learning and teaching. The goal of the programme, Ms. Korman stated, was to enrich the knowledge of how to educate one’s self and how to train others. Her ultimate intention was for participants to achieve an even higher level of excellence as instructors.
Servisair’s Operations Co-ordinator, Ria Esdelle, who participated in the programme, believes that there is always room for self-improvement and stated that she planned to take to colleagues and trainees whatever information she gained at the sessions. She is quoted as saying “My current training methods aren’t necessarily bad, however, there is always room for growth as a trainer. I can also learn from the training techniques of the other participants in this programme.”
Matthew Christopher, an AATT Security Corporal also concurred that one should never stop learning and that one must constantly aim for perfection. He further stated that “You should never choose to stop learning.” He also planned to impart the knowledge gained to his colleagues in the Security Department.The Aviation Training Centre continues to provide training, support and certification to promote the growth and development of aviation professionals in the Caribbean, Latin America and South America. Information on upcoming programmes or any data pertaining to Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago can be found on the AATT’s website: www.tntairports.com