North Gazette News/ Shimla
Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam here today signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh Tourism department for skill training of the youth of the state in the fields of hotel management, tourist guides, adventure sports, trekking guides and paragliding. The agreement was signed by Managing Director, Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam Rohan Chand Thakur, and Director Tourism department Yunus.
A Spokesperson of Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam said that this skill training will be started in compliance with the announcement made by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in the budget speech 2020-21.
He said that Himachal Pradesh has immense employment opportunities in tourism, hospitality and adventure tourism and this skill training will prove to be helpful in exploiting this potential. Under this programme, 640 youth of the state will be provided free skill training through Hotel Management Institute, Kufri and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali.
He said that financial assistance and technical support for these training programmes will be provided by Himachal Pradesh Skill Development Corporation while Tourism department will implement and coordinate the training programme. The duration of the training programme will be two to three weeks. In hotel management sector, the youth will be trained in the field of tourist guide, hotel kitchen operation, food and beverage management, hotel accommodation management etc. through Hotel Management Institute (IHM) Kufri whereas through Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering and Allied Sports Institute, Adventure Sports Manali; skill training will be provided on Trekking guides, adventure sports and paragliding.