TURA, March 16 - In what has come as a major boost for the nascent tourism industry in Garo Hills region, at least 90 students from Food Craft Institute (FCI), Tura today were motivated to jump start their career and become members of the booming tourism industry in the State.
The move comes following completion of the course by the students hailing from various parts of Garo Hills, who were a part of a short-term course in advance multi-cuisine cookery, advance bakery and confectionery, floral design and interior scaping at the Institute here, sponsored by North Eastern Council (NEC) under DoNER Ministry. Course completion certificates were issued today to all those that took part in the course.
Joint Director of State Tourism department, KM Momin, who is also the Principal of the Food Craft Institute and others handed over the certificates to the students.
�Meghalaya Tourism has been promoting such courses through its Institutes to provide a platform for the youth to take up enterprises and fill the job space available,� said Momin.
He further spoke on the potential of tourism industry in the region and other job spaces in the hospitality sector. Another speaker stated that jobs in the government sector were becoming saturated and the youth needed to use skills to earn a livelihood.
�The government is making a pitch to empower the youth of the State. However, it is the responsibility of the youth to use their skills to the best of their advantage to minimise unemployment in the State,� he added.
Established in 2010 by Union Ministry of Tourism and State Tourism, the Institute has till date trained about 1,974 students. It also offers a one and half year course on Trade Diploma in Food Production and Craftsmanship Certificate Course. The Institutes are affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Noida.
�Many successful students of this Institute have been placed in several star hotels of the country including Leona Holistic Resort, Hyderabad, Eros Hotel, New Delhi and Vivanta by Taj, Guwahati and Peerless Inn, Kolkata,� Momin informed.