US institute to lead hospitality training project in India

By: | Published: August 9, 2015 9:34 AM

A noted American educational Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian vocational centre to train and certify the country's hospitality trainers as part of a career skill development programme.

A noted American educational Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian vocational centre to train and certify the country’s hospitality trainers as part of a career skill development programme.

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has been awarded the project to train and certify thousands of hospitality trainers over the next several years to fulfil the mandate of Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), said chief managing officer for AHLEI India.

AHLEI, which was established in 1953, developed a curriculum for the Certified Skills Trainer program and has already begun implementing the project through a series of three-day training workshops across the country, a media release said.

Tourism and hospitality is one of 29 skill sectors identified by the government of India as a priority area for skill development.

To date, AHLEI has trained 164 candidates through 11 workshops, and has many more workshops scheduled through the end of this year, he added.

“Integral to the ongoing initiatives to make India a hub of highly valued and productive workers, we are proud of the AHLEI and THSC collaboration, which aims at creating a cadre of specialist trainers who further exercise their expertise in skilling India and making tourism and hospitality a robust Industry,” said Praveen Roy, chief executive officer of THSC.

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