A Yearning for Learning! Thomas Cook Centre of Learning Reports 25% YoY Growth in Admissions

Our Centre Of Learning programmes command great respect in the travel industry.   This has led to an increase in young people wanting to acquire the skills it provides. We are proud to announce a 25% surge in admissions and over 70% placement by the Centre of Learning.

Given the sizable demand of job-ready professionals for the sector, the vision of Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning is to empower the industry with an invaluable resource pool, equipped with vocational skill sets and practical on-job experience, necessary to bridge this need gap.

The  Centre of Learning has witnessed an over 70% placement record, addressing the resource need of leading travel & tourism companies and consular organisations, including The Royal Thai Embassy, Thomas Cook India, SOTC, TCI-Sita, VFS Global, Carlson Wagonlit, Air Asia, Rail Europe, Wel-Travel Australia, Veena World, Red Apple, Mercury Travels, musafir.com, etc.

Mona Cheriyan, President & Group Head – Human Resources, said, “With our focussed aim to support the Skill India initiative, we provide significant impetus to the sector by bridging the need gap via creating job-ready professionals for the travel and tourism industry. Additionally, in light of Prime Minister Modi’s vision for domestic tourism, our certification programmes like ‘My India My Way’ intend to equip students with an in-depth understanding of Destination India, valuable business skills and on-ground training.”

She concluded with, “Given the significant and growing potential of employment generation by the Travel & Tourism sector, Thomas Cook India’s Centre for Learning aims to play a leadership role in creating a pool of talented individuals, equipped with industry knowledge and strong vocational skill sets, to drive sustainability of the industry.”

The eighth convocation of the Thomas Cook Centre of Learning (Academic year 2018-19), honoured 283 students, graduating in courses including Travel Professional Programme – a Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management, Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management, IATA Courses and Certificate Course in World Tour Management.

The ceremony was graced by Chief Guest,  S. Munshaw – Director Atout France, India and S. Ianniello – Italian National Tourism Board as the key note speaker. The Guests of Honour were . Ryna Sequeira – Country Manager India for Tourism & Events, Queensland, . Brijesh Modi – Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Cook India and  Mona Cheriyan – President & Group Head Human Resources, Thomas Cook India.