CII and ITC Hotels Joined Hands with EHL Group to Offer Swiss Professional Diploma in Hospitality


News Desk, News Nation 360 : In a significant initiative for skill development in Indian hospitality undertaken by industry body CII, an 18-month Vocational Education & Training (VET) Professional Diploma program by the Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) Education Group of Switzerland will be delivered at four ITC Hotels across the country. The VET by EHL program, including training, will be delivered at ITC Hotels by the best of industry experts as faculty. They have an excellent faculty for this program. At ITC Hotels, they consistently upgrade the training skill set and integrate new learnings into the modules. Their faculty at, each ITC Hotel has been trained and certified by EHL and CII. They bring with them immense experience and knowledge. Moreover, students will be able to learn through interactions with guests in real work settings at ITC Hotels. The programme will enable them to strengthen their talent pipeline as they continue to expand

their presence in the country. They intend to add more hotels to this programme in 2022. A total of 200 students who have passed 12th standard in school will be enrolled in the first batch across four luxury properties including ITC Maurya (New Delhi), ITC Sonar and ITC Royal Bengal (Kolkata), ITC Maratha (Mumbai) and ITC Grand Chola (Chennai). Fifty students will be taught at each hotel. CII has assured 100% placement to students upon successful completion of the 'VET by EHL' Professional Diploma program that is recognized by all major hospitality chains worldwide. Sougata Roy Choudhury, Executive Director, CII said that at CII, they intend to address the need of the Indian hospitality industry for skilled, globally benchmarked talent. Hence this partnership with the 127-year-old EHL Group, which is ranked as the No.1 hospitality and leisure management school in the world. They also wanted to partner with stalwarts of Indian hospitality to impart training to the students, and ITC Hotels was a natural choice. India not only has a sizable youth population conversant with English but also exponentially growing accommodation offerings across tourist destinations in the country.

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Report : Anustup Kundu