New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) : Online hotels aggregator OYO Rooms today said it has been selected by Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) to train and certify hospitality staff across India.
“This is a valuable opportunity to drive rapid up-skilling and certification of workers. Our team is very excited about being a part of the ‘Skill India’ initiative and meaningfully contribute to employment opportunities and upward movement opportunities in the sector,” OYO Rooms Founder & CEO Ritesh Agarwal said in a statement.
OYO Rooms and THSC will sign an MoU to this effect on November 26, the company said.
THSC is assigned with the task of skilling India in the tourism and hospitality sector under the government’s skill development programme across country.
Commenting on the partnership, THSC Chief Executive Officer Praveen Roy said: “The hospitality sector is grappling with manpower and talent crunch to meet the surge of upcoming demand, and faces a huge training vacuum. THSC encourages a progression path which is supported by tenure, calibre and on-the-job skilling, besides just formal education.”
OYO Rooms’ scale of network and depth of partner engagements will encourage more people working in the unorganized sector to participate in this exercise, he added.