IHCL partners with Tata strive to establish a skill centre in Goa

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced the opening of a specialised skill centre in Ponda, Goa in association with Tata STRIVE. This partnership aims at providing the youth of Goa with the opportunity to acquire job-oriented skills. The centre was inaugurated by Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa.

Speaking on the occasion, Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL said, “This collaboration aligns seamlessly with IHCL’s ESG + framework, Paathya, which aims to build a talent pool and bridge the employability gap. This centre will provide comprehensive training to aspiring individuals, enabling them to build successful careers in multiple sectors. We are delighted to partner with Tata STRIVE yet again to empower the youth in the region.”

The state-of-the-art skill centre at Ponda is well-equipped to train 400 learners. It offers five job-oriented courses across sectors such as Healthcare, Hospitality, IT Services and service technicians in Electrical and Air Conditioning. The learners will benefit from a unique approach in skill

development with domain training along with Tata STRIVE’s signature Youth Development Module that provides crucial life skills for work-life balance. Post-course completion, learners will be provided assistance for employment or entrepreneurship.

Commenting on the initiative, Vincent Ramos, Senior Vice President – Operations, IHCL Goa said, “It has been our continuous endeavour for the local communities to share in the benefits of our presence with a collaborative approach towards improving the quality of life and giving back to the society. With the rapidly evolving industrial landscape in Goa, the centre aims at skilling the youth to secure career-building opportunities and meet the increasing demand for skilled personnel across traditional and innovative sectors.”

This will be IHCL’s 18th skill centre in India. Regarded as the custodian of Indian hospitality, IHCL continues to invest in building industry-relevant talent pools with an aim to develop and support deserving youth and their families, while contributing to the overall growth of the industry, as part of the Paathya framework.

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