MUMBAI, DECEMBER 29, 2021: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)and EHL Education Group, Switzerland have collaborated to offera Professional Diploma Program to hospitality industry students at CII’s Vocational Education and Training by EHL (VET by EHL)Learning Centres across India. The 18-month program offering Swiss quality education will include six months of academicsat CII accredited institutes and 12 months of hands-on field experienceat select IHCLhotels.
Speaking about this partnership, Gaurav Pokhariyal, Senior Vice President & Global Head – Human Resources, IHCL, said, “As an industry leader, IHCLis committed towardsdeveloping a strong pipeline that is future ready. We are proud to partner with CII for this initiative, which will help bridge the skill gap in the growing travel and tourism sector.This is a vital step towardsincreasing the talent pool of hospitality professionals in the industry.”
The students undertaking the VET by EHL program will go through multipleskill-based certification levels, including internship and apprenticeship at select IHCL hotels.The programwill focus on key areas such as culinary, F&B service andaccommodations. Post successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the VET by EHL Professional Diploma.
In line with its vision to develop and nurture talent, IHCL has undertaken several initiatives. Recently, IHCL announced 100 per cent placement for the graduating class of 2020 at the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad (IHM-A). The company has also partnered with Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Switzerlandand ESSEC Business School in France to offer scholarship programs to deserving individuals.