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IHCL and CII join forces with EHL Switzerland to offer hospitality students a degree program

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The 18-month program will include six months of academics at CII accredited institutes and 12 months of experience in select IHCL hotels.

The program will focus on key areas such as cooking, F&B service and accommodation

The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and EHL Education Group, Switzerland have collaborated to provide hospitality industry students with a professional diploma program in learning centers of CII vocational education and training by EHL (VET by EHL) across India.

The 18-month program provides quality Swiss education and will include six months of academics at CII-accredited institutes and 12 months of practical field experience at select IHCL hotels.

Explaining the partnership, Gaurav Pokhariyal, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources, IHCL, said: “As an industry leader, IHCL is committed to developing a strong and future-ready pipeline. We are proud to partner with CII on this initiative, which will help close the skills gap in the growing travel and tourism industry. This is a vital step towards increasing the talent pool of hospitality professionals in the industry.

Students who undertake the VET by EHL program will go through several skill-based certification levels, including an internship and apprenticeship at select IHCL hotels. The program will focus on key areas such as cooking, F&B service and accommodation. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the VET by professional diploma from EHL.

In line with its vision to develop and nurture talent, IHCL has undertaken several initiatives. Recently, IHCL announced a 100% placement for the class of 2020 at the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad (IHM-A). The company has also partnered with Les Roches Global Hospitality Education in Switzerland and ESSEC Business School in France to offer scholarship programs to deserving individuals.

Caption: Gaurav Pokhariyal from IHCL, Aman Aditya Sachdev from EHL Advisory Services and Sougata Roy Choudhury from CII signed the partnership.

Last updated on December 29, 2021

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