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Taj launches a new initiative to train youth to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in India’s hospitality industry

Taj launches a new initiative to train youth to meet the growing demand  for skilled professionals in India’s hospitality industry

Taj –Tata Institute of Social Sciences programme invites applications for a new hospitality vocational course

MUMBAI, 22 June 2017: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences’ School of Vocational Education (T.I.S.S.-SVE), brings the Golden Threshold Programme for students wanting to work in the hospitality industry. The educational programme will offer hospitality training to students in the age group of 17-21 years, with a focus on rendering job-specific skills, which will increase their chances of getting a secure job and thus, a better future. Taj believes in vocational skilling and has trained about 4,000 people in hospitality over the last six years via Taj’s Skill Certification Centers. Golden Threshold Program is a step in increasing skilled professionals for the industry.

Taj, a global hospitality brand and TISS will train students to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in India’s growing hospitality industry. With the aggregate lodging requirement in India being almost 1.4 million beds each night, the sector has a potential to create six million jobs.  While TISS has designed the syllabus, experienced professionals from the Taj will conduct the job-based skill training. Students will be reviewed at regular intervals through practical assessments and performance appraisals.

Any student who has passed the XII Standard or is in the process of completing class XII can send an application letter at giving their name, school, Standard X results, hobbies and extracurricular activities. The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. The applications are due in June and the classes will start in July.

Students will receive a Diploma on successful completion of one year, a higher diploma on successful completion of two years. On completion of three years, students will obtain a Bachelor of Vocation in Hotel Management (B.Voc) degree. This degree has the approval of University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Taj hotels will provide scholarships to all students.    
The classes will be held at TISS centres. On-the-job training will be conducted at Taj hotels in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata.

About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris 
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 98 hotels in 61 locations across the globe, including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. For more information, please visit