Skill India Announces The Launch Of Food Safety & Sanitisation
An Adept Course For Hoteliers and Restauranteurs
Bengaluru, 31st AUGUST, 2020: Skill India today announced the launch of its specialized program “Food Safety And Sanitization” program that equips hoteliers and restauranteurs adapt to the new norms of food handling in the current times.
Skill India or the National Skills Development Mission of India is a campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. It is managed by the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) of India. Since its inception, Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) are one of NSDC’s significant pillars of strength, which play a vital role in bridging the gap between industry demand and the skill ecosystem. Playing an instrumental role, SSCs bring together all the stakeholders - industry, labour and academia together to ensure that the industry is furnished with skilled and efficient workforce.
Through six extensive modules and assessments, food handlers gain an adept knowledge on heightened measures of food and safety hygiene required at hotels and restaurants. A one-of-its-kind certification, one gains an education on the art and science of food, the cause, prevention and spread of Corona Virus and the importance of personal hygiene in food production. A module wise assessment results in a certification, issued by Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council.
Mr. Rajan Bahadur, CEO, Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council said, “Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), as an Industry Body under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is well-aligned to hand-hold & guide our workforce to embrace the new normal in these unprecedented times. The launch of this app is one of many significant steps in the direction of combating the situation & restrictions owing to the pandemic & creating a better awareness and preparedness to overcome health & safety concerns across our sector. The need of the hour is to inculcate and restore the trust, comfort and confidence of our guest to continue to use our facilities, and the best possible way to do this is through skilling our people right. We at THSC would like to thank our Knowledge Partners Conrad Bangalore and BCIC who have put in their heart and soul to create such a wonderful & empowering program keeping in line with our vision and mission.”
Setting a new benchmark for the industry, Conrad Bengaluru, Exclusive Knowledge Partner to Skill India for this program, has paved the path with an Online Certificate Program in Food Safety & Sanitization on the guidelines of FSSAI for businesses during Covid-19 pandemic. Conrad Bengaluru, a leading luxury hotel and partner to Bangalore Chambers of Industry & Commerce is the knowledge partner in creation of multimedia content which is certified by THSC. Vidyashree C.V., Hygiene Manager at Conrad Bengaluru has been instrumental in designing the course material for this program. Possessing six years of experience, Vidya holds a degree in MSc Microbiology, she is Certified ISO 22000:2015 Lead Auditor(2017, Certified ISO 22000:2018 Internal Auditor and Food safety team leader for the hotel’s ISO system.
Srijan Vadhera, General Manager, Conrad Bengaluru and Chairman – Tourism, Hospitality & Facility Expert Committee (Karnataka), Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC), said, “I am humbled to be a part of this initiative and to be able to contribute to the growth and wellbeing of the industry. With two decades of experience as a hospitality professional, I have had firsthand exposure to the criticality of appropriate food handling and the nuances that it brings along with it.” Also, a member of the Management Committee at BCIC for 2020-21 he added, “More than ever before, we need to understand the responsibility we carry when we serve millions of guests at our restaurants and hotels. At Conrad Bengaluru, we have a dedicated Hygiene Manager who ensures compliance, as the impact of mishandling procured items can be immense. It is my submission to industry colleagues to ensure that their teams are aware and comply with heightened safety and sanitization standards.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. TR Parasuraman, Whole Time Director of Toyota Industries Engines Pvt Ltd. And President Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce said, “I am very excited to be associated with Skill India through BCIC, a 43 year old chamber of leading industry honchos. This is the first big time Skill India and BCIC have brought synergies of working together after signing the MOU. I am confident that restaurant and hotel operators will see great value in the e-learning platform. Intended for upskilling the knowledge of food handlers, this is a unique program that offers a certified course, absolutely free of cost amidst a pandemic.”
Offering a range of employment linked learning of vocational skills, the 6 hour online course will be offered over Android App powered by Learnet Skills Limited. Participants can complete the course and obtain certificates post successful completion of assessments absolutely free.
This widely used platform enables employers and recruiters to identify potential hired by evaluating working skills and job readiness. For this reason, emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience rather than theoretical knowledge.
Steps to take the course:
● Type "Linq Skills" in Google Play Store
● Download the App
● Register with your email id and 10 digit mobile number
● Take the course under Hospitality
● Complete the course and Online Certificate will be generated