According to the latest India Skills Report, only half of the total youth in India is employable with 75 per cent of all companies in the survey indicating a skill gap. As industry needs evolve, the country is falling further into a skill deficit as 56 per cent of the workforce are simply unable to meet their demands.
Here is where culinary institute franchises and partnerships with skill centres can help bridge the gap between industry requirements and employable youth.
Raise quality standards at all levels
Through partnerships with expert culinary institutes such as Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts, skill centres in India can raise quality standards at all levels of employability. This means that the skill levels of those employed in or running even tea shops and food carts will be improved. There will be a greater understanding of hygiene, shelf life, and ingredients, thereby boosting the quality of food being served across the board.
Improves capabilities in technology
With culinary partnerships, skill centres are able to introduce at least basic technological knowledge to students within a short span of time. As the world moves forward, the hospitality industry is thriving on tech-based marketing, service, customer interaction, location-based services and mobile automation. Skill centres help students apply these fast-advancing systems to current needs, allowing them the power of knowledge as employable youth or entrepreneurs themselves.
Educates students in soft skills
The hospitality industry is as much about productivity as it is about soft skills. With changing needs and the expertise of culinary institutes such as Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts, students can look forward to a degree of proficiency in interpersonal skills, communication skills, listening skills, time management, empathy and more that hold a lot of weight at job interviews.
Creates a global mindset
A partnership between a culinary institute, a culinary skills centre and industry professionals can widen perspectives for students. It offers them a chance to to look beyond the city or town they are located in, or even take that global mindset into jobs in more rural areas. This helps take global standards across the country and encourages more diverse food tastes among consumers as well, which in turn drives business opportunities.
Boosts productivity at work
One of the key accomplishments of partnerships between culinary institutes, the hospitality industry and skill centres is improving productivity. This happens as the skill gap is reduced by creating a workforce that is aware of the changing industry expectations and has the skills to meet them. With skilled employees, the industry can expect better productivity as jobseekers will not need as much training to fit in as they do now.
Offers better access to opportunities
The incredible networks created by culinary institute franchises and partnerships open up more avenues for job opportunities. Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts, for example, works in collaboration with its franchisee skill centres and industry leaders to form a web of employment prospects across India and the world.