Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, the nodal body to advise the Government on all matters relating to tourism in the State of Uttarakhand signed an agreement with Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council, an awarding body approved by National Council of Vocational Education and Training under Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt of India. The agreement was signed by in august presence of Hon’ble Tourism Minister Shri Satpal Ji Maharaj between Srimati Poonam Chand, Additional Director UTDB and Shri Rajan Bahadur, Chief Executive Officer THSC.

The MoU is aimed to upskill and reskill 4000 people from the state. The training will be provided to Eatery Owners, Guest House Caretakers, Tour drivers on the Chardham Route along-with Heritage Tour & Nature Guides.

 The training program will focus on improving the tourism and hospitality aspect with addition of topics such as Digital & Financial literacy, health & hygiene, safety & security, and entrepreneurship development. The program will be delivered in offline mode across 9 unique districts which attracts maximum religious, leisure, eco and adventure tourism.

 Shri Sachin Kurve, IAS, Secretary of Tourism, Govt of Uttarakhand & CEO UTDB congratulated both UTDB & THSC team on signing this agreement which is help the department to improve the tourism landscape of the state through skilled and certified workforce across districts. This agreement will help to create avenues for entrepreneurs and reduce migration from the state

“We are proud to partner with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board in their efforts to enhance the tourism industry in the state. At THSC, we believe in creating a skilled workforce that can meet the demands of the industry, and this partnership is a step towards achieving that goal. We will work towards providing training that is not only industry-aligned but also empowers individuals to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs. Through this initiative, we aim to create a positive impact on the tourism and hospitality sector in Uttarakhand.” said Mr. Rajan Bahadur, Chief Executive Officer THSC.

The mission of this agreement is to

·        To place Uttarakhand as a leading tourist destination.

·        To develop technical and behavioural capabilities of citizens already working in the tourism landscape within the state

·        To improve entrepreneurship opportunities, earning potential resulting to better revenue generation and social development.

 THSC, established in 2014, is an apex body for vocational education & skill development in India focusing on Tourism & Hospitality. Since inception in 2014, THSC has successfully certified over 11 lakh youth. Having a network of 600+ Institutes, 100+ Colleges & 2000+ Industry Members, THSC’s vision is to create a robust industry-aligned skilling ecosystem to promote Tourism & Hospitality sector and meet its mission of impacting millions of beneficiaries to get respectable employment opportunities for serving customers’ needs.