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Empowering students of hospitality

Inspired by the founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) in Goa have been forerunners when it comes to building livelihoods and giving back to society. 

The first batch of hospitality training of the Don Bosco Vocational Training Institute (Don Bosco VTI), Quepem, in association with IHCL, Goa and Tata Strive were successfully certified on completing their training. Don Bosco VTI was established in 2004 to offer the less fortunate youth an opportunity to obtain professional training in employment-related skills. Extending support to this noble cause, IHCL, Goa has provided them with financial support and professional training as a part of their CSR initiative to ensure qualified training with the best equipment and industry benchmark expertise required.

The students of the first batch shared their learning experiences during their training at the respective IHCL Hotels and also how this programme has impacted their lives.

The positive impact of this transformational journey through Don Bosco VTI and the subsequent training at IHCL, Goa was evident when the first batch of graduating students received their certificates from the dignitaries.

Area director, IHCL, Goa and general manager, Taj Hotel and Convention Centre, Goa, Vincent Ramos, who has been instrumental in getting this initiative started and supporting Don Bosco VTI with setting up the infrastructure, addressed the students and congratulated them for successfully completing their training. He encouraged them to continue their journey as hospitality professionals and promised optimum support while encouraging them to grow in their careers.

Director, Don Bosco VTI, Quepem, Fr Michael D’Costa thanked the IHCL, Goa fraternity and the faculty members of Don Bosco VTI, Quepem for their continuous support. He also shared that the centre aspires to train 100 students by January 2020 in three batches along with Tata Strive.

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