VM Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) launched Goa’s first finishing school, Elegance. The first batch is set to enroll this year. The institute is looking at young women who want to transform themselves into ladies with grace, elegance and finesse.
The finishing school offers two certificate courses, Basic-1 month and an Advanced-3 months programme. The courses are especially designed to build self-esteem and confidence and focuses on topics of etiquette and the dynamics of interaction with others. Subjects will include fine dining etiquette, event planning and management, image enhancement and the art of communication. The courses will be spread across nine hours per week, three days per week and will be conducted by expert faculty including visiting resource persons.
Prof. Irfan Mirza, Director, VMSIIHE, said, “The programme will help individuals to navigate with confidence in an inter-culturally diverse, social and professional environment. It is designed to imbibe refinement, affability and finesse in an individual. Etiquette will help build elegance, style and decorum, qualities and skills which are critical.”
VMSIIHE campus spread over six acres is located in Raia. The institute is affiliated to the Goa University and also has tie-ups with other international schools.