Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Gopalpur, Mar 26:
To augment employability of the local youth through quality job oriented training, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) has roped in Indian Hotels -Taj Group of Tata Group and Pratham, a renowned national level NGO to start a short term three months long course on Hospitality Skill Development Training at Berhampur.
Through this initiative every year 150 trainees will be given specialized training on Food Production, Bakery and Confectionary at ‘Samarth Skill Development Center’ of TSRDS situated at Berhampur. After completion of the training, they will be provided with placement assistance by Pratham, the programme implementing partner.
This training aims at providing alternate livelihood opportunities for the youth residing in Gopalpur-Chhatrapur region and beyond to help them become self-reliant.
The training programme has been inaugurated by the Director & State Head, CII, Odisha in the presence of Chief, Gopalpur project, Tata Steel, Head, CSR, Taj Group; Area Head (Operations), Ginger Hotel; CMD, Swosti Group; Resort Manager, Mayfair and Head of Hospitality, Pratham. Lauding this initiative of TSRDS, the chief guest opined that this skill development training will not only help the participants to get jobs but will also motivate them to start their own business.
Briefing about the Centre, Mr. Sushanta Mishra, Chief, Gopalpur Project, Tata Steel said, other than latest training on Food Production and Bakery, the trainees will also be imparted specialized Communication & IT skills thereby enabling them to face the challenging demands of the Hospitality industry.
Earlier, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti last year, TSRDS in partnership with CMC Academy, a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services, started ‘Samarth Skill Development Center’ to provide IT training to the local students in both software as well as hardware and networking.