Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced its partnership for a specialised skill centre in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in partnership with Tata Steel Long Products Ltd (TSLPL).
Speaking on the occasion, Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, IHCL said, “Jharkhand is an important state with growing commercial and tourism potential. Skill building is one of the key initiatives of IHCL’s ESG + framework of Paathya. We are delighted to partner with Tata Steel Long Products Ltd towards building the talent pool for the industry and nurturing the hospitality leaders of tomorrow.”
This program will train rural youths with a curriculum built around essential themes in the service industry. The first batch of 30 students with 85% women candidates, started their training at the Skill Centre located in the industrial area of Gamharia. The 45-day Bridge Program incorporates basics such as communication and personality skills, body language and grooming in the training program. Besides giving the students an opportunity to gain live work experience with industrial visits, it’s also offers a one on one career advice and counselling.
Mukesh Agarwal, Chief People Officer, Tata Steel Long Products Ltd (TSLPL), said, “Tata Steel Long Products Ltd has always been committed to Saraikela-Jamshedpur. We believe there is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the untapped potential of the talent in the region. We are happy to be associated with IHCL, the hospitality industry leaders and look forward to positively impacting many lives.”
This partnership brings on board IHCL as the knowledge partner, Tata Steel Long Products Ltd (TSLPL) supporting it financially and Head Held High Foundation (HHHF) as the implementing partner for this unique initiative to train the youth.
Sanjay Shrivastav, Chief Financial Officer, TSLP addressed the trainees and wished a bright future for gainful employment with much dignity and respect in the hospitality industry.”