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Skill Development Programmes For Youth By Tourism Dept

The Tourism Department is imparting skill development training to youths to establish Madhya Pradesh as tourist-friendly State and provide quality services to tourists.


16 April 2013

Bhopal: State Institute of Hotel Management (SIHM) has been set up by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation to impart training to youths of the State in various aspects of tourism. MP Institute of Hospitality Training (MPIHT) has been set up to impart training as service providers in hospitality sector as well as freshers.

Under it, a number of courses have been introduced through Indira Gandhi National Open University. These include 6-month certificate course, 6-month P.G. Diploma certificate course in hotel operation, short-term hospitality course for tribal youths etc. Training has been imparted to 49 persons in PG diploma in hotel operation, 174 in certificate course in front office operation, 142 in certificate course in food and beverages operation, 89 in housekeeping operation, 256 tribal boys and girls in short-term hospitality course, 110 in DPIP-aided short-term sponsored course and 20 members of self-help groups.

Besides, the Union Government is also running Hunar-Se-Rozgar programme to provide employment to youths in the State. Goal of this programme is to train youths between 18 and 28 years of age in food & beverages and housekeeping multiple course. Besides, food craft institutes are also being opened at Jabalpur and Rewa. These institutes are under-construction following receipt of approval from the Union Government.

Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation has arranged training of 79 guides operating at various tourist destinations in the State through IITT Gwalior. Nature-related training through Indian Institute of Forest Management has also been imparted to 15 persons for providing more information about nature to tourists.