Berhampur: With an aim to augment employability of the local youth through quality job oriented training, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) has roped in Indian Hotels -Taj Group of Tata Group and Pratham, a renowned national level NGO to start a short term three months long course on Hospitality Skill Development Training at Berhampur.
Through this initiative Every year 150 trainees will be given specialized training on Food Production, Bakery and Confectionary at ‘Samarth Skill Development Center’ of TSRDS situated at Berhampur. After completion of the training, they will be provided with placement assistance by Pratham, the programme implementing partner. This training aims at providing alternate livelihood opportunities for the youth residing in Gopalpur-Chhatrapur region and beyond to help them become self-reliant.
The training programme was inaugurated today by Mrs. Suparna Nanda, Director & State Head, CII, Odisha in the presence of Mr. Sushanta Mishra, Chief, Gopalpur project, Tata Steel, Mr. Vasant Ayyapan, Head, CSR, Taj Group; Mr. Abhinav Anand, Area Head (Operations), Ginger Hotel; Mr. J K Mohanty, CMD, Swosti Group; Mr. Harihar Mohapatra, Resort Manager, Mayfair and Mr. Rohit Shinde, Head of Hospitality, Pratham.
Lauding this initiative of TSRDS, Mrs. Nanda opined that this skill development training will not only help the participants to get jobs but will also motivate them to start their own business. Briefing about the Centre, Mr. Sushanta Mishra said, other than latest training on Food Production and Bakery, the trainees will also be imparted specialized Communication & IT skills thereby enabling them to face the challenging demands of the Hospitality industry.
Earlier, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti last year, TSRDS in partnership with CMC Academy, a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services, started ‘Samarth Skill Development Center’ to provide IT training to the local students in both software as well as hardware and networking.