Olaniyi, T. K and Yahaya,, S. T and Uhuegho,, K. O and Bakare,, K. A (2014) STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FOR AGING AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS IN NIGERIA AVIATION INDUSTRY. International Conference on Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Management and Social Sciences.

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The paper focuses on Stra tegic Human Resource Development (SHRD) for aging Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME) in Nigeria aviation Industry. The existing AME are aging and the concern that there are no strategic plans to meet their requirements is posing a threat to safety of fli ght operations in the Nigerian aviation industry. Although there are numbers of foreign AMEs in Nigeria, however the current shortfalls call for the need to equip indigenous AME so as fill the emerging gaps. Aging technical workforce in aviation industry i s a global phenomenon. Singapore aviation industry embarked on Pre - Employment Educational Training (PET) system in addition to ‘ Attract, Develop and Retain’ (ADR) model in addressing the problems of aging workforce. This paper determined the future needs o f aging AMEs and identified strategic plans to address the gaps . Qualitative research design was used to collect and analyse primary data using Windows based Statistical Package for Social Science Student (SPSS). Despite its advocacy in the national media, result showed that, there are no coherent national strategic plans (i.e. training, workplace design, reward, recognition and retention) to meet the forecasted future aging AME needs hence supporting the research hypothesis. A generic framework model (GORD LAR), adapted from ADR was developed as a strategic implementation matrices to enable airlines meet the future forecasting needs of aging technical workforce. This paper argued the need to augment significant manpower development, training and work design plan for young or aspiring AMEs. It further calls for the need to re - strategise the SHRD framework of the numerous foreign AME working in Nigeria in the mentoring and transfer of knowledge to the younger and indigenously produced AME. Future work would inc lude examining the issue in respect of coexistence of multigenerational AME in Nigeria; and the need to encourage Nigerian airlines to implement GORDLAR model as SHRD and as proposed in this paper to meet the future forecasting needs of AME.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ag ing Workforce, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aviation Management and Human Resources
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 09:07
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 09:07

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