The introduction of new vocational courses in food and beverage services under the hospitality and tourism sector has been introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
This has been to cater to the shortage of trained professional personnel in the field of food and beverage and also for catering to the development of employment skills in the students passing out from this board. The Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced two vocational packages. The first one is called food production and the second one is called food and beverage services.
Over five million tourists visit India yearly. This offers diverse opportunities for people in the hospitality and tourism areas. There is a huge demand for trained manpower in hotels and restaurants. Around 2.03 lakh trained personnel are required. Selecting the latest vocational subjects as devised by the CBSE will help in making the students ready for the job market as soon as they pass out from the schools.
Completion of the two vocational packages by any student will help in increasing the employability of the student in the long run. These courses will be made available to the students from the new academic session starting in 2013-2014.