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Tourism Ministry to train unskilled youth for jobs in hospitality

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New Delhi, Jul 15 (KNN) The Ministry of Tourism has been roped in to provide job oriented training to unskilled youth in the hospitality sector.

Launched in 2009-10, Hunar Se Rozgar is a special programme that is fully funded by the Ministry of Tourism towards the creation of employable skills amongst youth belonging to economically weaker sections of the society.  The initiative was intended to bridge the gap of skilled manpower in the hospitality sector. 

Under the scheme, a person seeking admission to the programme should be minimum eighth pass and in the age group of 18 to 28.   Trainees of the 6-week food and beverage service and 8-week food production courses are paid stipend of Rs 1500 and Rs 2000 each respectively. 

In this context, the tourism ministry has invited bids from universities/colleges, private institutes and NGOs which have the infrastructure to conduct such hospitality courses.   

The scheme has been well received and is one of the successful ventures of the Ministry.  Further, Institutes of Hotel Management, Food Craft Institutes and some state governments have been successfully driving the scheme and meeting the targets.  Trainees have also received encouraging placements. (KNN)
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