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TEVTA Hires Hospitality Veteran Azam Jamil to Establish Centre of Excellence in Murree

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LAHORE– The Technical & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has acquired the services of renowned Hospitality Management (HM) veteran Azam Jamil to head its Hospitality Management Division assigning him to establish TEVTA Center of Excellence for Hospitality Management at Murree.

Azam Jamil (AJ) whose career spans over three decades in hospitality industry enjoys a rich blend of experience in Hospitality, Tourism, Marketing, Peoples Management and Training & Development. Prior to joining TEVTA, he was CEO of Hashoo Education Division while he earlier enjoyed positions as VP Learning & Development in the same group, Corporate Director Training & Development Serena Hotels and Corporate Head of Sales & Marketing South & Central Asia, Director Sales/ AGM Inter Continental Hotels and other important positions with a number of known groups.

Chairperson Ali Salman, during the first call-on on him by the new HM Chief, pointed out that Hospitality Services had local and as well as global demand along with offering attractive remunerations and excellent career growth avenues. Besides, the development of Tourism Industry in the country announced by PM Imran Khan would usher in a phenomenal demand for trained HM professionals. The establishment of the Center of Excellence for HM by TEVTA was a timely move to grab this opportunity and in the process serve the country as well by provision of trained professionals addressing the demand for trained quality professionals of the hospitality and tourism industry, he said.

Ali asked AJ to immediately set on to work for accomplishment of the task assigned to him in the least possible time by taking major players of relevant industry and other stake holders on board enlisting their input, support, cooperation and assistance in the matter.

Chairperson directed AJ to develop a framework for introduction of soft skills courses across TEVTA institutions spread all over the province and also plan in-house soft skill workshops for benefit of TEVTA officers and officials. He was also directed to establish a Sector Skill Council (SSC) for Hospitality Management by bringing together relevant stake holders and representatives of concerned Industries.

Ali Salman concluded saying that forging a close linkage between industry veterans & academia over the SSC platform for identification and implementation of improvements and changes required for bringing TEVTA HM product in line with the market trends & demands would make TEVTA trained students a welcome product in the job market.— PRESS RELEASE