Hospitality Enthusiasts can participate by registering on the Skill India Digital portal https://www.skillindiadigital.gov.in
The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship’s IndiaSkills 2023-24 program is being spearheaded by the Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), a body that assumes a pivotal role in hospitality skills competitions in India. IndiaSkills 2023-24 marks a momentous step in nurturing and showcasing talent within the tourism and hospitality industry in India.
Expressing his enthusiasm, Rajan Bahadur, CEO of THSC stated, “THSC cordially invites both young professionals and students to partake in IndiaSkills 2023-24 for the pursuit of excellence in the field of hospitality. THSC serves as a standardised platform, bridging the gap between industry, government, skill partners, and students. Our procedures and guidelines align closely with the directives of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), ensuring that we collectively work towards the shared vision of skill development and excellence within the hospitality sector.”
IndiaSkills serves as the precursor to the prestigious WorldSkills competition, an internationally acclaimed event that unites participants from across the globe to showcase their vocational prowess. Those who qualify in IndiaSkills at the national level will represent India on the global stage at the forthcoming WorldSkills competition in Lyon, France in 2024. Organised by WorldSkills International and boasting 86 member countries, this is the world’s largest skill competition and is often referred to as the “Olympics of Skills.”
“Our primary role involves organising and conducting all stages of competitions, providing training for each skill, conducting three rounds of pre-selection competitions, and ensuring effective communication with all competitors throughout the events. We maintain a close collaboration with state Skill Missions, NSDC, jury members, experts, and competitors, overseeing training plans aimed at enhancing their skills,” Bahadur further elaborated.
THSC’s vital responsibilities in the IndiaSkills competitions encompass capacity building, competitor selection, the development of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for online tests, creating sample test projects for each competition stage, and overseeing infrastructure requirements from the district level to the national level. The judging criteria are based on WorldSkills parameters, and the IndiaSkills competition typically spans three days.
THSC has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence at the WorldSkills competitions. Noteworthy achievements at the WorldSkills Special Edition 2022 competition include Nandita Saxena securing a Silver Medal in Patisserie & Confectionery, Anushree Srinivasan earning a Bronze Medal in Hotel Reception, Prathem Sharma achieving a Medallion of Excellence in Bakery, and Subrat Patel winning a Medallion of Excellence in Restaurant Service.
These remarkable accomplishments underscore THSC’s dedication to promoting skill development and excellence within the global tourism and hospitality industry. As the central authority for hospitality skills, THSC continues to shine on the global stage. The IndiaSkills 2023-24 program presents exciting opportunities for industry professionals to contribute to the development and recognition of hospitality skills.