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The Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) operates under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to fulfil the potential of the Tourism and Hospitality industry, as reported by The HotelierIndia.
Currently celebrating its 7th year, the not-for-profit organization is formed by the industry and for the industry, and regulated by the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET). It plays the crucial role of bridging the gap between opportunities in the sector and the abilities of the youth, by tackling large scale skilling of manpower to meet industry requirements.
THSC has the mandate to create a robust and sustainable eco-system for skill development in the industry, catering to 5 sub-sectors: Hotels, Travel & Tour Operators, Food Service Restaurants, Facilities Management and Cruise Liners.
As a part of the honourable Prime Minister’s Skill India mission, THSC is providing training to India’s young workforce, helping equip them for careers in tourism and hospitality. It implements training programs, practice-based curriculum, apprenticeship and vocational skilling through its 375+ training centres across India. Till date, nearly 9 lakh individuals have benefited from THSC initiatives through its network of 3600+ trainers and 2000+ assessors.
Rajan Bahadur, CEO of THSC, encapsulates the vision of the organization on its 7th year anniversary, “We are committed to the future of the Indian youth and see huge potential in the Indian tourism & hospitality sector. Under the vision of our honourable PM, we are working closely with the industry to showcase the remarkable potential of our youth and to drive success for them. 7 years back, the Tourism and Hospitality Council was initiated with the aspirations of our youth and the opportunities in our industry in mind. India being home to the youngest demography in the world, as well as a robust tourism and hospitality sector, it is poised to transform the fortunes of both. We look forward to doubling the milestones achieved thus far in the coming years.”
One such success story is of B.K Anjalee. Hailing from the Senapati district in Manipur, she was prepared for a career in the food & beverage industry through THSC’s training centre. She was confident in her potential and THSC helped equip her with the necessary skills and certification to pursue her dreams. Ultimately, she was shortlisted for an interview and secured a position with Hyatt, one of the biggest hotel chains in the world, for their property in Dubai. There are many such stories like Anjalee’s and you never know – yours could be the next one!
THSC has also supplemented its core training objectives with 100+ placement drives and job fairs, paving the way to make lakhs of youth industry-ready and leading to well-paying, respectable jobs with industry partners.
THSC has tie-ups with the most prestigious names in the sector, including renowned hotel chains like The Oberoi, Marriott, Radisson, Sarovar, Taj, Lemon Tree along with specialty restaurants and food chains like Burger King, Farzi Café, Mamagoto. They are also associated with Facilities Management Companies like JLL, Sodexo, Compass, and leading Travel Agencies of India and the world are also regular participants in THSC job fairs. Through its partners and based on industry requirements, THSC has helped to find placement for 1,51,058 certified individuals.