(FIRST BATCH OF THE JAMSHEDPUR SKILLING CENTRE)
TTT NEWS NETWORK
MUMBAI, 2 MARCH 2023:
Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced its partnership for a specialised skill centre in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in partnership with Tata Steel Long Products Ltd (TSLPL).
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, IHCL said, “Jharkhand is an important state with growing commercial and tourism potential. Skill building is one of the key initiatives of IHCL’s ESG + framework of Paathya. We are delighted to partner with Tata Steel Long Products Ltd towards building the talent pool for the industry and nurturing the hospitality leaders of tomorrow.”
This program will train rural youths with a curriculum built around essential themes in the service industry. The first batch of 30 students with 85% women candidates, started their training at the Skill Centre located in the industrial area of Gamharia. The 45-day Bridge Program incorporates basics such as communication and personality skills, body language and grooming in the training program. Besides giving the students an opportunity to gain live work experience with industrial visits, it’s also offers a one on one career advice and counselling.
Mr. Mukesh Agarwal, Chief People Officer, Tata Steel Long Products Ltd (TSLPL), said, “Tata Steel Long Products Ltd has always been committed to Saraikela-Jamshedpur. We believe there is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the untapped potential of the talent in the region. We are happy to be associated with IHCL, the hospitality industry leaders and look forward to positively impacting many lives.”
This partnership brings on board IHCL as the knowledge partner, Tata Steel Long Products Ltd (TSLPL) supporting it financially and Head Held High Foundation (HHHF) as the implementing partner for this unique initiative to train the youth.
Mr. Sanjay Shrivastav, Chief Financial Officer, TSLP addressed the trainees and wished a bright future for gainful employment with much dignity and respect in the hospitality industry.”
About Tata Steel Long Products Limited-
Tata Steel Long Products (TSLPL) is in the business of manufacturing high alloy steel, primarily for the automobile sector and wire rope industry. In fitting recognition of its overall excellence in stakeholder management practiced over the years, TSLP has been the recipient of several National & State awards & commendations on quality, safety, productivity, sustainability, environment & energy management, and other dimensions of corporate social responsibility. The company recently received a national CSR award from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Human Capital Award in Social Excellence from Times Group and the like for its Community Development Projects. TSLP bring synergy withing Tata Group companies and partners with institutes and organizations of repute for its various CSR interventions. The partnership with IHCL & HHH fructified from a mutual interest of engaging with the issues related to skill development to address the existing unemployment in the region.
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 2022, 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 257 hotels including 70 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.