Canadian training organization World Host and Canadian tourism human resource commission offed to train tourism stakeholders in Goa to bring in “attitudinal and skill enhancement” to help Goa tourism raise its standards at a seminar on “enhancing tourism culture initiatives for Goa”. The speakers included Subroto Ghosal of Leap Foundation and Kishor Sabnis of the Canadian tourism human resource council (CTHRC). Leap Foundation is the Indian partner of World Host.
Kirit Maganlal, vice chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which is supporting the project, said the proposal is before the state government for its approval. The stakeholders that will be trained, cover the entire spectrum from lifeguards and taxi operators to restaurateurs and hoteliers.
The organizers have identified about 21 sectors in Goa to be trained and the training will cover behaviour patterns, soft skills and even technical skills depending on the particular job. The participants will get certification that will get them high recognition and better wages. But more important, the training will change their attitudes, enhance their skills and raise the standards of Goa’s tourism.
Read the full report here, Times of India