Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), a
sector skill council for Tourism and Hospitality industry under the National
Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), held its annual Training Partners Meet
2017 in Delhi recently. The event was graced by Mr. Jayant Krishna, ED &
COO, NSDC, Mr. K.B. Kachru, Chairman Emeritus and Principal Advisor, Carlson
Rezidor Hotel Group, South Asia, Mr. Biplob Banerjee, EVP-HR, CSR and Admin,
Jubilant Food works Ltd. The occasion also saw a formal introduction of Dr.
Sonali Sinha, COO, Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council to the Training
fraternity since her taking office in July 2017. The day long interactive
seminar also saw presentations by Mr. Sandeep Kumar- AVP HR- Sodexo and Mr.
Aman Mahajan, Head HR Operations- India and SriLanka. Team NSDC comprising Ms.
Bhumika Malhotra, Ms. Saloni Gupta and Ms. Shreshtha Gupta also made
presentations to resolve audience query and take feedback.
Ensuring clarity in communication, transparency in
processes and forging long term business sustainability the esteemed
dignitaries released Training Partners Handbook Version 1.0. The Handbook
details all avenues of collaboration, various schemes, Training and Training of
Trainer guidelines and processes, assessment processes, placement initiatives
and new initiatives by THSC. Quality and development of Assessors, an Assessor’s
Handbook, and Version 1.0 was released by the dignitaries present. THSC and its
Training Partners will promote and undertake activities across 100 locations in
India to raise awareness on this year’s theme, Sustainable Tourism. All
gathered took the pledge to BUY LOCAL, RESPECT CULTURE, PRESERVE THE
ENVIRONMENT and BE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS. All gathered also signed the wall with
Mr. Jayant Krishna said, “Tourism and Hospitality
Industry is a growing sector and we are all sitting on a potential goldmine as
this is a labour intensive sector. The sector is a custodian of our inherent
culture of hospitality and gives Indians work and business opportunities
worldwide. He emphasised that creating wealth for self and the society must be
the emphasis of the gathered Training Partners. He emphasised the need for
Quality in training, and importance of having qualified good trainers. He
resonated Dr. Sinha’s call and concern towards employment of skilled candidates
and urged the Training Partners to embrace self-funded trainings as a way
forward. He said, promoting Apprenticeship Scheme amongst the youth is the key
to ensuring that India does become the Skill Capital of the World.