The Thomas Cook Centre of Learning Felicitates Over 300 Students at its Seventh Convocation Ceremony


Tourism boom boosts employment: Thomas Cook Centre of Learning records 35% rise in students

Placement of 76% of its students in the sector

The proud Toppers!

Chief Guest Ms Helen Silvester Director - West India British CouncilThe World Travel & Tourism Council, India, has highlighted that India is slated to be the third largest travel and tourism economy by 2028, with a significant contribution of an additional 10 million jobs. In line with industry growth and strong demand for skilled professionals, the Centre of Learning, a Thomas Cook initiative, has seen a thirty five percent YoY growth in its diploma students, and a placement of seventy six percent.  Mona Cheriyan, President & Group Head – Human Resources, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., said,  “In the context of high growth and increasing customer expectations, talent management is one of the critical challenges that the travel industry faces. This relates to both shortage of actual numbers and the desired capability levels- from a technical and managerial perspective. We are therefore proud of our achievement in bridging the gap by building a resource pool of skilled travel professionals for the sector. What is noteworthy is that our efforts are equipping entrants with both academic knowledge and practical skills via on-the-job training.”

SGS_9834_resizeScholarship certificates and special prizes were awarded to top performers of the Centre of Learning’s Travel Professional Programme – a Post Graduate course in Travel & Tourism Management & Certificate Course in Travel and Tourism Management. Graduating students of the Centre of Learning have been successfully placed at Thomas Cook, SOTC and TCI-Sita, as well as other leading travel & tourism companies like VFS Global, The Royal Thai Embassy, Veena World, Wel-Travel Australia, Tamarind Global,  Red Apple and Zenith.

Thomas Cook team (L-R) Sraboni Sengupta Mona Cheriyan Vishal Suri Neha Bhola and Alpa Jani with student
Thomas Cook team (L-R) Sraboni Sengupta, Mona Cheryian, Vishal Suri, Neha Bhola and Alpa Jani with students