*The Scheme was launched by Government of India, Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to train youth
*LPU to impart short-term skill development programs in hospitality sector
*Only 30 seats for each course per batch are available on ‘first come first served’ basis
*Free training up to 8 weeks will be provided to candidates
Jalandhar: Government of India, Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has launched a special training initiative, known as ‘Hunar Se Rozgar Tak’ (HSRT) for creation of employable skills amongst youth belonging to economically weaker strata of the society. The basic objective is to reduce skill gap that affected growing hospitality and tourism sector. In furtherance of this initiative, state government has entrusted LPU to execute this project where University will provide free courses in Food Production (8-Weeks) and Housekeeping Utility (6-weeks). A total number of 30 seats on ‘first come first served’ basis are available for each course, and there is no application/course fee. Minimum qualification for the applicants is 8th standard, and they should be between the age group of 18 to 28 years. To apply for this program, candidates would need to fill in application form available at LPU Hospitality Department at the University campus. A helpline number has also been created to help the candidate which is 01824-444256 and 9888816604. The date of commencement of the course is 1st September, 2013.
In addition to Tool kit and Uniform, a stipend of Rs 2000/- for Food Production (Cook) and Rs.1500/- for Housekeeping Utility will be given to the students. A skill test will be conducted at the end of the courses, and those who pass the skill test will be awarded certificates. To be eligible for certificate and stipend, the trainee must have 95% attendance during the courses.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “We are eagerly shouldering this corporate sector responsibility which has been commended to us by the state government. We feel this umbrella scheme of Ministry of Tourism (India) will certainly cover all segments of tourism requiring training and skill developments of the connected service providers.” Mr Mittal added: “We also uphold the urgent need felt to develop synergy and involvement of private sector hospitality and institutes for running these short duration HSRT courses. In fact, Tourism has acquired an extraordinary economic dimension, and is being regarded an important means of economic growth. We assure that we would make all efforts to make this scheme successful.”
Illustrative, in addition to education institute the scheme is also conducted at certain selected prestigious hotels like the Taj Hotel Chain, KTDC Hotels & Resorts Ltd (Thiruvananthapuram) and Radisson Hotels.