Odisha Sun Times Business Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 26:
With an aim 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-month long course on Hospitality Skill Development Training at Berhampur.
Through this initiative, 150 trainees will be given specialized training on Food Production, Bakery and Confectionary at ‘Samarth Skill Development Center’ of TSRDS situated at Berhampur every year. 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 the Gopalpur-Chhatrapur region and beyond to help them become self-reliant.
The training programme was inaugurated today by Suparna Nanda, Director & State Head, CII, Odisha in the presence of Sushanta Mishra, Chief, Gopalpur project, Tata Steel, Vasant Ayyapan, Head, CSR, Taj Group; Abhinav Anand, Area Head (Operations), Ginger Hotel; J K Mohanty, CMD, Swosti Group; Harihar Mohapatra, Resort Manager, Mayfair; Rohit Shinde, Head of Hospitality, Pratham.
Lauding this initiative of TSRDS, Nanda 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, Sushanta Mishra 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 Centre’ to provide IT training to the local students in both software as well as hardware and networking.
Established in 1907 as Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top-ten global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of over 29 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is now the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries.