Specialists in the aeronautical sector would migrate to other industries

QUERETARO – The impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the aeronautical industry, one of the main manufacturing vocations in Querétaro, will have repercussions on the job placement of specialists who have ceased to be employed in this sector, so they already visualize strategies to migrate to other manufacturing branches.

While the aeronautical industry resumes its productive levels, it is expected that specialists in this branch will seek employability options in areas with related specialties, such as the electrical appliance and automotive industries, explained the rector of the Aeronautical University in Querétaro (UNAQ) and secretary of the local Aerocluster, Jorge Gutiérrez de Velasco Rodríguez.

The time of placement in the labor market could be increased for university students, since before the pandemic the university identified that up to 85% of the graduates of Higher University Technician (TSU) were employed in a period of six months, while 92 % of engineers had a job opportunity in the same period.

Before the effects of the health emergency, 98% of the graduates were placed in the aeronautical sector; currently, this percentage is expected to have downward variations, due to the demand for employment that will be transferred to other industries in which these specialties have a place.

In order to address the training and employability changes generated by the pandemic, actions that allow promoting students in the labor market are analyzed, as well as strategies to continue their professionalization.

Through the Aerocluster and state agencies, strategies and alternatives are studied that allow the reactivation of the industry. However, its dynamism will depend on market factors, such as the increase in air traffic and the increase in operations, until it retakes the production levels of 2019.

Annually, nearly 200 professionals from both TSU and engineering graduate from UNAQ; It is estimated that this year around 150 will graduate, due to the changes that have occurred in graduation dates and the impact of the pandemic.

Source: El Economista