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MENAFN Press - 03/04/2014
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(MENAFN Press) InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and IL&FS Skills, one of India's largest skills development organisations, have today announced the launch of the 15th IHG Academy programme in India, joining over 300 IHG Academy programmes globally. The partnership will see IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) providing IHG approved vocational hospitality training across the country as part of the programme. Following the three-month course, participants are able to apply for roles at IHG hotels in India and across the globe

The IHG Academy is a pioneering global collaboration between IHG and local education and community providers. The programme aims to provide people with skills development and employment opportunities and create a sustainable talent pipeline for IHG. The partnership with IIS is IHG's first vocational programme in the country. It was officially inaugurated by IHG's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Richard Solomons; who joined Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation, and Arunkumar Pillai, Chief Operating Officer, IL&FS Skills, to tour IIS, Delhi and address the first class of students yesterday

On his visit to IL&FS Institute of Skills, Delhi, Richard Solomons, Chief Executive Officer, IHG commented, "We pride ourselves on the great experience we offer guests in India and around the world. The only way we can achieve this is to have well-qualified, passionate teams. In India, we have the task of recruiting 10,000 new employees over the next three to five years as we open the 45 hotels in our development pipeline. One of the most effective ways for us to achieve this is to train for the required skills through structured skill development programs like this one. It is our privilege to work in conjunction with the Indian government to share our knowledge and enhance the skills of young people who want to build their career in hospitality. This partnership with IL&FS Skills will make a big difference to these students and enables us to actively contribute to our local communities in a meaningful and lasting way.

Arunkumar Pillai, Chief Operating Officer, IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd added, "More and more businesses are acknowledging that the skills gap is affecting their ability to meet customer expectations. So it's heartening to see prestigious companies such as IHG coming forward and owning the issue of skill development and making it one of their business pillars. We are extremely pleased to partner with them to ensure a continuous stream of skilled workers who will not only add value to IHG but also to the entire hospitality sector in India."

The programme supplements IHG's on-going support of the Indian Government's Hunar Se Rozgaar initiative, launched to create employable skills for young adults aged 18 to 28 years old who do not have access to specialised education

IL&FS Skills' students will be trained to IHG's rigorous and world-class standards whilst also gaining thorough knowledge and understanding of the Indian hospitality sector. The training programme is divided in two sessions of 45 days each, mixing theory and practical classes. In their first session, students will be trained by IL&FS Skills on the English language, and soft skills using the latest technology. During the second part of the programme, IHG will provide on-the-job training to give the young students an opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt. A special emphasis will be placed on recruiting women into the programme, with the aim of mobilising the female workforce.

In order to ensure consistency and compliance with National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) requirements, a candidate selection process is held to recruit the right participants. As with all IHG Academy programmes worldwide, a passion for delivering great service to guests is a prerequisite for those who have an interest in entering the programme. Upon completion of the three-month training, candidates will benefit from being more employable and will also have the opportunity of employment in an IHG hotel including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

With its vocational training methods, IL&FS Skills has changed the lives of over 300,000 young individuals through placement-linked training and technology driven customised curriculum. IL&FS Skills establishes, manages and operates institutes focused on skill development of unskilled and semi-skilled labour force in a variety of industry sectors. IL&FS Skills has a network of 37 IIS across India and it plays a major role in addressing India's demand for skilled workers.

To find out more about the IHG Academy please visit IHG's online Corporate R; anton@breakingtravelnews.co

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About IHG
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN„ Hotels and HUALUXE„ Hotels & Resorts. IHG manages IHG Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 77 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns 4,700 hotels and 687,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc. About IL&FS Skills:IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Limited (ISDC) is a joint venture company of IL&FS Education and Technology Services Limited (IL&FS Education), in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The vision is to skill 4 million people by 2022 through short term training programmes aligned to manpower requirements of various industries in more than 15 Sectors. IL&FS Skills is setting up a network of 100 IIS - IL&FS Institute of Skills (Hubs) and 300 IIS - IL&FS Skills Schools (Spokes) to achieve the above. 37 IIS and 200 ISS have been set up so far across the country. The company's training model draws strength from the integration of technology, innovation, interactivity and industry relevance. Delivered on a hub - spoke model, IL&FS Skills, has standardized the skills value chain to ensure that the quality of programme offered at any location is benchmarked. Connect with the industry, both large and Small Medium Enterprises through cluster development initiatives, provides the job linkages needed for the local youth. IL&FS Skills has already skilled 10,000,00 people on a Pan- India basis, capacitating them for employment. Of these, over 3,000,00 people have been skilled through placement linked programmes and placed in jobs. 48% of our successful trainees are women. The successful inclusion of women into the world of work through the decent jobs and safe working conditions has also benefitted the families, and helped improve their overall attitude towards skills.



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