Located in Siirt, Atlasjet Professional Training Centre is designed to provide professional training to 300 students and its foundations were laid in April 2010. The centre will offer 3-year trainings to become apprentice, journeyman, or master. Training programmes are designed to include a period of internship at industrial park thereby giving students an opportunity to start working immediately after their graduation. In the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Erdoğan thanked Atlasjet for opening such a centre in Siirt.
An active investor in the aviation sector and a contributor to the development of travel sector thereby, Atlasjet transfers its gains from service sector to social development with an awareness of social responsibility. This awareness and responsibility gave its first fruit with the opening of Atlasjet Professional Training Centre in Siirt, the foundations of which were laid last April. The opening ceremony of the centre was honoured by the presence of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister of National Education Nimet Çubukçu, Minister of Agriculture and Village Affairs Mehmet Mehdi Eker, Minister of Justice Sadullah Ergin, Ministers of State Egemen Bağış and Cevdet Yılmaz, Siirt MPs Afif Demirkıran and Yılmaz Helvacıoğlu, and Siirt Governor Musa Çolak. In his speech, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan emphasised the importance of the investments laid in the region by 32 investors, and thanked Atlasjet for opening a professional training centre in Siirt.
100% Support To Education
Atlasjet Chief Executive Officer Murat Ersoy said that their aim in opening Siirt Atlasjet Professional Training Centre in the scope of the campaign “100 % Support to Education” was to train qualified workers and contribute to the development of the region thereby. Ersoy underlined the importance of education as an initial and key step to stop immigration from east to west, and stated that solutions should be developed and implemented in a region-specific manner. Ersoy said, “Atlasjet is the first Turkish airline company that launched flights to Siirt in 2005. We could not continue only because we excluded CRJ 700 and CRJ 900 aircrafts from our fleet and these were the only types that were able to land and take off the runway at the Siirt Airport. However, we never lost our desire to support the region and contribute to its people’s future. Alongside of personal bursaries and sports funding, we built Siirt Atlasjet Professional Training Centre to provide more sustainable solutions in the field of education, which is a major issue in our country.” Murat Ersoy added that Siirt Atlasjet Professional Training Centre had the capacity and equipment necessary to train a sufficient amount of qualified intermediate staff to meet the needs of the region. Ersoy concluded his speech by once more underlining that Atlasjet would continue implementing social responsibility projects in the field of education in the coming years as well.
Apprentice, Journeyman And Master
Built on a budget of 1,200,000 Turkish Liras on a land of 10,000 square-metres in Siirt Organised Industrial Park, Siirt Atlasjet Professional Training Centre comprises 8 classrooms, one conference hall with 100 persons capacity, one science laboratory, and one computer laboratory. In the centre 300 students who have completed their secondary education will receive training to become apprentice, journeyman, or master. The trainings are designed as three-year programmes where the students will work simultaneously as interns at Siirt Organised Industrial Park. Students who get a chance to combine theory with practice will then easily start their professional life after completing their training. In another platform, Atlasjet continues its unconditional support to education via its scholarship scheme. Atlasjet has annually financed the university education of a hundred students who came to Istanbul for college and who are in need of aid. In 2010, Atlasjet increased the number of scholarships to three hundred. Three hundred students, whose studies are funded by
Atlasjet Airlines, continue their university education in a number of universities in Istanbul and at such div erse fields as finance, medicine, engineering, architecture, and nursing. In this scholarship scheme, Atlasjet Airlines concentrates its funds on the higher education of mostly girls that are unschooled due to financial problems. By supporting their education, which is a vital phase to become independent individuals, Atlasjet paves the way to a bright future where they become enlightened professionals. Furthermore, this support has some positive effects on the families living in the region, as they feel more secure. Atlasjet’s scholarships budget for 2010 is 700,000 TL.
A certain proportion of the revenues from Atlasjet Airlines tickets are spared for the scholarship programme. Atlasjet yet aims to increase this amount by taking more students under its wings every year.