- COE : Center of Excellence
- PMKK: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra
- PMMKK: Pradhan Mantri Mahila Kaushal Kendra
- IISC: India Internal Skill Center
Centre of Excellence
THSC has identified feasibility of creating and running profitably Centres of Excellence (COE) for skilling in the Tourism & Hospitality sector. COE are to be exemplary right from setting up of Skill Labs and Classrooms to Training to be imparted and finally Placements of certified students. These centres will also assist students who want to be Entrepreneurs through training and incubation. These COE will cater to skilled labour needs of the sub sectors of the Industry, namely, Hotels, Tour Operators, Food Service Restaurants, Facilities Management
and Cruise Liners.
THSC intends to establish model training centres across the country. The model training centres envisage to:
1. Create benchmark institutions that demonstrate aspirational value for competency based skill
development training in Tourism and Hospitality sector.
2. Focus on quality, sustainability and connect with stakeholders in skills delivery process.
3. Transform from a mandate driven model to a sustainable institutional model.
4. Will be exclusively modelled to support PMKVY Schemes
These COEs will run industry-driven QP (NSQF Level mapped NOS) courses of high quality with a focus on employability.
The COE will be owned and managed by experienced VTP who will be supported by MSDE through Capex and Operational Grants in the form of soft loans. Academic alignment and operational feasibility will be steered
According to a recent KPMG study (2015) some of the basic features, characteristics and skill gaps in the
Tourism and Hospitality sector are:
1. I ndustry accounts for 6.8% of GDP and expected to continue growing at 7.2% per annum.
2. The industry currently employs over 8 million people across sub-segments and is expected to cross over
to 13.45 million by 2022.
3. A dditionally, Facilities Management is going to be one of the largest employers with requirements over 10
million jobs and not included in Skill Gap study.
4. R estaurants are the largest growth area and will account for 78% of total people employed by 2022. Hotels are aspirational and will employ 17% of the workforce.
PMKK: PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL KENDRA
PMKK will bring a paradigm shift in the largely prevalent current models of operation of footloose training infrastructure of partners to institutionalized, aspirational networked training centers in every district of the country. These centers will be exclusive, iconic and will be marketed as the best-in-class skill development centers. They will run industry-driven courses of high quality with focus on employability and hence create an aspirational value for skill development training.
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) intend to establish visible and aspirational model training centers in every district of the country under this scheme.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is the implementation agency for the project. The model training centers envisage to:
- Create benchmark institutions that demonstrate •aspirational value for competency based skill development training
- Focus on elements of quality, sustainability and connect with stakeholders in skills delivery process
- Transform from am an dated riven foot loose model to a sustainable institutional model
These training centers will be state of the art Model Training Centers (MTCs), called as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal