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India needs more institutes for trained and skilled manpower: Dipak Haksar

Talking about the crunch of manpower in the hospitality industry, Dipak Haksar, Chief Executive, ITC Hotels & Welcom Hotels says, “We need more institutes for getting more trained and skilled manpower, in order to meet the growth in the hospitality sector. We will need a lot more in the future, especially the way tourism is expected to grow. While we hire from institutes like IHMs, which are premier institutes, we also have our own hotel management school in Manipal called Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, which is one of the best in the country. We also have our own training programmes, where we take students, who’ve passed class 12. We enroll them in 4-4.5 year programme. We train, educate and provide them the skills and convert them into hoteliers of tomorrow. We also take people from the armed forces and war widows for our training programmes. We are constantly supplementing our pipeline because we are growing as a chain.”