Tourism ministry rolls out facilitator programme for better knowledge skills

Published on : Saturday, November 17, 2018

Indian Tourism Secretary Rashmi Verma launched the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme in New Delhi, on Thursday. The aspirants will now be able to register for this programme through an online digital platform. IITFC will enable Indian citizens to develop and enhance the skills associated with tourism, and where one can incorporate knowledge about facilitating tourists across the country.

 

The certification programme comprises basic and advanced self-paced courses designed in a manner that users can learn in their own time, space, path and pace. The course kicks off Friday with a basic introductory module alongside the registration process.

 

This will be followed by payment initiation on 19th November 2018, where any 10+2 pass out candidate can enroll in the basic course comprising seven modules aimed at training the facilitators in knowledge, skills and attitude domains at a nominal charge of INR 2000.

 

Successful completion of this programme would enable the learner to become a Certified Tourist Facilitator of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. A refresher course is also proposed for launch in due time for those already in the field seeking at an advanced level course to enhance their skill set.

 

The IITFC program aspires to reach out to a far-flung audience encompassing a diversity of candidates ranging from an enthusiastic student who has recently qualified for higher secondary to an ambitious homemaker willing to grasp tourist facilitation skills from the comfort of their home. It will also act as an enabler for transforming a local citizen with no specified skills having proficiency in a regional language into a potential bread earner for their households.

 

During this event, the Ministry also exchanged four MoUs with Yatra Online under ‘Adopt-a-Heritage’, ‘Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchan’ for adoption of (i) Qutub Minar in New Delhi (ii) Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra (iii) Leh Palace in Jammu and Kashmir and (iv) Hazara Rama Temple and Hampi in Karnataka.

 

The online learning management programme has been developed by Wipro Limited and the content supported by the Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management.

 

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