by Suman Gupta
Mumbai, June 2018: Centum Learning conducted the first ever On-The-Job training (OJT) for nearly 100 students studying the Travel & Tourism vocational course across 8 Government schools located in 6 districts in the supervision of 10 vocational trainers in Maharashtra as part of the Centum WorkSkills initiatives.
This was the first batch of students from Government schools of Maharashtra to reach Level 2 of the training module and undertaking the training since the launch of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Vocationalisation of Higher Secondary Education (NSQF) in Maharashtra. The 120-hour intensive training was organized in various restaurants and hotels from Pune, Kolhapur, Chikhalthan, Mangalur Navghare, Tajabad, Nagpur, Padali, Buldana and Osmanabad.
The training was done in association with Maharashtra Tourism, Sona Tourism, Handa Travel Group, Residency Club, Raj Tour and Travels, Laxmi Tour and Travels and Hotel Pushpak Park.
The students gained hands-on experience – from handling back-end functioning of a hotel to managing real life hotel challenges and opportunities and understanding leisure and corporate travel operations; travel documentation and above all, practical skills learning and self-development.
Speaking about the training, Sanjay Bahl, Managing Director & CEO, Centum Learning said, “We are overwhelmed with the response and interest with which the students participated in the training sessions. With experience spanning over a decade, Centum is always on a continuous journey to improvise and evolve in the training space. We are aggressively working with both the central & state ministries by participating in their skilling programs and collectively working with the complete ecosystem to create opportunities which will positively impact the future employment prospects for our youth.”
Centum Learning is spearheading the implementation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Vocatioanlization of Higher Secondary Education (NSQF) in India where it has already skilled more than 1.5 Lakh students. NSQF in India was notified in 2013. Under NSQF, the youth can acquire certification for competency needed at any level through formal, non-formal or informal learning. In that sense, the NSQF is a quality assurance framework. Presently, more than 100 countries have, or are in the process of developing national qualification frameworks.
About Centum Learning: Centum Learning is a leading global organization in the training and skill development landscape. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, its mission is to improve business productivity and enhance youth employability. Centum Learning, with over 2000 learning and development specialists in 15+ countries and their domain expertise in over 21 industry verticals, has skilled more than 1.5 million people.
With the legacy of Bharti Group and rich experience of over 11 years in learning & development space, Centum Learning has provided customized end-to-end training solutions to more than 350 corporates globally. Using its unique technology enabled blended learning methodology and use of its smart learning platform – Centum LearnPro, Centum Learning is providing 360 degree training solutions from entry level to senior management.
In India, Centum Learning has set up Centum WorkSkills India, in partnership with NSDC, to enhance skills of millions of youth across the country and empower them with livelihood linked skilling programs.Centum Learning has also partnered with various state governments to implement the Vocationalisation of Higher Secondary Education (VHSE) scheme in more than 1300 schools, impacting more than 1,50,000 students across 19 states and union territories in India.
The CSR arm of Centum Learning- Centum Foundation, is the CSR implementing agency for large corporates. Centum Foundation also has a dedicated vertical, called Centum GRO Initiative to empower the Deaf in India to assist them in availing respectable jobs in different domains. Centum has been widely recognized in several fora and won 41 awards globally.