New Delhi, July 5, 2023: The IIHM Institute of Hospitality Skills (IIHS) has opened its state-of-the-art facility in Delhi. The Centre aims to provide comprehensive courses on hospitality skills, catering to professionals seeking to upskill and enhance their career prospects. With a prime focus on vocational training, IIHS aims to bridge the skill gap and empower individuals in the thriving hospitality industry.
The establishment of IIHS was triggered by the recent recognition of International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) as the recipient of the Training Partner Award for Highest Training Centre Affiliation. This accolade further solidified IIHM’s commitment to the Skill India and THSC initiatives, paving the way for the creation of IIHS. Further, IIHS was recognized for “Excellence in Skill Based Hospitality Training” by News18, cementing its vision to provide hospitality skills education to all.
On the occasion of the launch of IIHS in Delhi, Dr Suborno Bose, Founder of IIHS, said, “Delhi and the NCR are the best locations for any business and people to thrive. The National Capital is the hot seat for students coming from all over the country looking for career growth. In our industry there is a great demand for skilled manpower, and Delhi, being a hub of business, provides a great platform for hospitality skills development. This is part of the Government of India’s Skill India mission. We are collaborating with Skill India and THSC to train hundreds of skilled hospitality workers for India.”
IIHS aims to open 100 centres across the country within the next two years, with a mission to educate 100,000 young unemployed professionals and help them join the hospitality industry. Apart from the Delhi centre, the courses are also being offered at all IIHM campuses across India.
Dr Sunita Badhwar, Vice President – Standards, Tourism and Hospitality Skills Council (THSC), said, “This is a great initiative by IIHM and their infrastructure is a class apart. Utilising this to the fullest for the skilling initiative is commendable and I congratulate the team on this inauguration. Skilling should be embedded from class 6th as the industry is not just looking for graduates but skilled manpower. IIHM is aiming to open 100 centres and this is only the start, taking the skilling to the next level.”
IIHS offers a wide range of courses catering to the diverse needs of aspiring hospitality professionals. These courses include:
- Diploma Course in Luxury Hospitality Operations (LHO) – 1 year, with placement opportunities (For 12th pass-outs only)
- Diploma Course in Kitchen Operations – 9 months + 3 months
- Diploma Course in Bar & Beverage – 3 months + 3 months
- Other course options – 6 months + 3 months
The eligibility criteria for these courses require individuals to be Class 10 or 12 pass-outs.
In addition to the core courses, IIHS also offers short-term skill-based programs focusing on various aspects of hotel operations. These programs cover areas such as service staff ethics, the art of cooking, baking, concierge services, front-office operations, housekeeping, food and beverage services, bar and beverage management, kitchen assistance, bell desk services, and more. Furthermore, the courses also incorporate knowledge on essential topics like FSSAI regulations, safety training, and overall management skills. IIHS promotes the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) to recognize and build upon existing knowledge and experience.
IIHS certifications are recognized by Government organizations including the Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Skill India. These certifications can provide students with an edge in the job market and validate their skills and expertise.
With the Government of India’s vision of upskilling and providing international opportunities in countries like the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, Sweden and Finland, it is very clear that the demand for skilled Indian manpower in the global hospitality industry is very high. IIHM Institute of Hospitality Skills is very well placed to provide such remarkable opportunities to the students.
IIHM has already been leading the way in hospitality education, offering world-class programs that prepare students for careers in the dynamic hospitality industry. With a focus on practical experience and hands-on learning, IIHM graduates are well-equipped to meet the demands of the industry. The institute’s emphasis on technology, sustainability and wellness trends ensures that students are prepared for the future of hospitality. With IIHS, this forward-looking hospitality education methodology is being taken directly to vast numbers of aspiring students.
IIHS’s vision is to be a leader in hospitality skills training and development, and providing young people with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the contemporary hospitality industry. IIHS is committed to creating a culture of innovation and excellence, focusing on the needs of students and the ever-evolving needs of the hospitality industry.
The mission of IIHS is to empower young people by providing them with the hospitality and social skills, knowledge, and experience needed to succeed in the hospitality industry. IIHS aims to cultivate ethical and socially responsible leaders who are equipped with the latest industry trends and best practices.