IHCL JOINS FORCES WITH TATA STRIVE TO ESTABLISH A SKILL CENTRE AT UMAID BHAWAN PALACE, JODHPUR
MUMBAI, JUNE 15, 2023: Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announces its partnership with Tata STRIVE for a hospitality-focused skill centre at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, aimed at nurturing talent from economically weaker and socially disadvantaged local communities.
Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL said, "This initiative is in line with IHCL’s ESG + framework of Paathya to build a talent pool for the hospitality industry, and marks the seventeenth such centre operational in the country. Rajasthan has a very strong growth potential in the tourism sector. We are delighted to partner with Tata STRIVE for the skill centre in Jodhpur which will offer skill-building programs to deserving youth and also contribute to the overall growth of the industry.”
The first batch with 20 students is being trained in a four-month long Food and Beverage course. The course module is designed by IHCL as a knowledge partner and is aligned to NSDC - National Skill Development Corporation with Tata STRIVE as implementation partner. Under the skill development initiative, Tata Strive also offers a soft-skills program Youth Development Module integrated with domain content.
This collaboration with Tata STRIVE represents a significant step forward in IHCL's mission to contribute to the skill development and upliftment of individuals from economically weaker backgrounds.
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About the Indian Hotels Company Limited
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and ranked as the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance Hotels 50 Report 2022 and India 100 Report 2023, respectively; SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 270 hotels including 81 under development globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
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