New Delhi: World Travel Tutorial Institute of Asia (W.T.T.I.A), a leading skill development institute has announced the its upcoming training program specifically designed to enhance skills and give a competitive edge to students within the travel and tourism industry once businesses resume operations post COVID-19 restrictions.
Students will be given training on various areas like soft skill development, product knowledge, resume writing, group discussions and more. A series of 12 carefully designed sessions has been planned for the training program starting on 13th July.
“After speaking to 300+ students in the last 3 months, I found that students are getting bored by attending repeated webinars arranged by their colleges or universities. Moreover, as per students mostly webinars are focused on rapidly changing travel trends due to pandemic however students are still struggling for internship or job opportunities. Our program will give them a concrete understanding about how they can grab the maximum opportunities in tourism industry in terms of internships, jobs and entrepreneurship” Said Mr. Himanshu Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, World Travel Tutorial Institute of Asia.
“As the famous saying by Robert H. Schuller goes, “Tough times don’t last, tough people do”, nothing could ring true for the aspirants of the travel and tourism industry right now. That toughness can be described aptly as ‘resilience’ – something manifesting itself as a combined result of acquiring knowledge and skills, upgrading the same continuously as per industry demands as well as embracing the change – that being the only thing constant about the very dynamic travel & tourism industry. This carefully curated Skill Development program would not only make you industry-ready but would also endow you a rare competency aiding you to crack into the next level and further, while standing the test of time.” says Ms. Vandita Hajra – Asst. Professor, Amity University, Kolkata, who is also a speaker in the program,
Dr. Rajat Sharma, National Convener, Research Foundation of India, says “The bigger concern on everybody’s mind right now is the effect of the disease on the employment rate. Recent graduates in India are fearing withdrawal of job offers from corporates because of the current situation. This program will be very helpful for recent tourism graduates and students pursuing tourism degree to formulate career pivot strategies and handling the career obstacles efficiently in near future. They will be learning various aspects such as Soft Skills, Changing Job Profiles in Tourism, Travel Trends etc. in this skill development program”
The program brings together many eminent names from academia, and travel trade together. These include Mrs. A.L. Naidu (Practitioner, Responsible Tourism India), Dr. Deepak Vohra (Ambassador at Govt. of India), Dr. Rajat Sharma (National Convener, Research Foundation of India), Dr. Satnam Deuchakar (Joint Secretary, UHRF – India, UK, USA), Ms. Abigail Olagbaye (Chairperson, African Tourism Board Committee), Dr. Meera Asmi (Consultant to Govt. of Kerala), Ms. Vandita Hajra (Amity College, Kolkatta), Mr. Hassan Refaat (Asst. Prof., Faculty of Tourism & Hotels – Luxor University, EGYPT) & Dr. Ira Bapna (Director, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Group of Institutions). The mentors are of a belief that this training program will help students gain new heights in their career and will help bridge the gap that still exists between Students and the Industry.