The purpose of this paper is to review and summarize the theme issue outcomes in relation to the strategic question: How can the Skill India initiative become a solution to the critical need for skilled labour in the Indian hospitality industry?
The paper draws on the findings of the theme-issue contributors to identify the role of the Skill India initiative in addressing the need for professionally skilled employees in the Indian hospitality industry.
This concluding paper highlights research relating to the Skill India initiative and its implications for industry practitioners, researchers and policymakers.
At the broader policy level, the theme issue observes that the Skill India initiative by the central government is an ambitious effort to facilitate skills-based training so that candidates can find employment in an industry or vocation of their choice. However, there are numerous concerns about the effectiveness of its design and implementation.
This theme issue provides insights from both practitioner’s and academic’s perspectives as to how to overcome the gap in the availability of skilled and trained labour in the Indian hospitality industry.
Tiwari, S. and Munjal, S. (2019), "What are the key challenges that the Indian hospitality industry is facing in search of skilled labour?", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 99-102. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-10-2018-0063Download as .RIS
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