June 9, 2010 was a Red-Letter Day for the nineteen trainees of the Hospitality Management Course conducted at Don Bosco Training Centre Lingarajapuram, Bangalore. Their faces were gleaming with joy as they received the coveted ‘Taj – Accenture – Don Bosco Certificate’ from the Senior Vice President (H.R) of Taj group of Hotels at a solemn function held at Taj Residency, Bangalore. Other dignitaries present were Mr. Saleem Yousuff (General Manager of Taj Residency), Fr. George Mathew (Provincial Economer), Fr. Joseph Elavanal (Executive Director BREADS), and Fr. Nicholas (Assistant Parish Priest and Administrator, Don Bosco Church and Training Centre, Lingarajapuram).

In the presidential address Mr. H. N. Srinivas (Senior Vice president (H. R) of Taj group of hotels) stressed the importance of discipline in life. He asked the trainees to build up self confidence and the ability to face difficult situations in life. He congratulated the management and the staff at Don Bosco Lingarajapuram for the selfless and dedicated service to the society and promised to give all possible assistance.

Fr. Joseph Elavanal (Director of the Development Office of Don Bosco (BREADS)), congratulated the graduates and wished them all success as they step into the hotel industry. He also thanked Accenture and Taj for all the support rendered by them.

The Three Months’ Training Programme promoted by Don Bosco Tech Network and funded by the Accenture Company, has the Taj Group of Hotels as the knowledge partner. Currently the training is offered in Food and Beverage Service and House Keeping. Besides the curriculum, the students are given training in communicative English, basic Computer, Soft skills and Life Skills. After two months of training at Don Bosco Training Centre, the students were placed in two Taj hotels for on the job training. All the nineteen trainees are assured placement in the various Taj hotels. The second batch is due for on the job training (OJT) and the third batch has just started the training.

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