MUMBAI, JULY 15, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced the opening of a specialised skill centre in Ponda, Goa in association with Tata STRIVE. This partnership aims at providing the youth of Goa with the opportunity to acquire job-oriented skills. The centre was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Dr Pramod Sawant.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL said, “This collaboration aligns seamlessly with IHCL’s ESG + framework, Paathya, which aims to build a talent pool and bridge the employability gap. This centre will provide comprehensive training to aspiring individuals, enabling them to build successful careers in multiple sectors. We are delighted to partner with Tata STRIVE yet again to empower the youth in the region.”
The state-of-the-art skill centre at Ponda is well-equipped to train 400 learners. It offers five job-oriented courses across sectors such as Healthcare, Hospitality, IT Services and service technicians in Electrical and Air Conditioning. The learners will benefit from a unique approach in skill development with domain training along with Tata STRIVE’s signature Youth Development Module that provides crucial life skills for work-life balance. Post course completion, learners will be provided assistance for employment or entrepreneurship.
This will be IHCL’s 18th skill centre in India. Regarded as the custodian of Indian hospitality, IHCL continues to invest in building industry-relevant talent pools with an aim to develop and support deserving youth and their families, while contributing to the overall growth of the industry, as part of the Paathya framework.