A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with an American Educational Institute and an Indian vocational centre, in Washington recently. Under this MoU, the Indian Vocational Centre would train and certify the students undergoing hospitality training and courses and develop their skills as hospitality trainers.
Over the next several years, American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) would be responsible to train and certify the thousands of hospitality trainers around the country. AHLEI was established in the year 1953 and is associated with the developing of curriculum for Certified Skills Trainer Program. The Institute has already begun the process of project implementation in the country by initiating a three-day training workshop across the country. Government of India has identified Tourism and Hospitality as one of the 29 skill sectors that has been given priority.
AHLEI has a long driven record and history and training of skill based courses to candidates in many parts of the world. It has till date trained 164 candidates through 11 workshops under this project and there are many workshops that are scheduled to take place till the end of this year.