Friday, August 19, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit studentspass International IATA exam

Dalit studentspass International IATA exam
indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express
Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 08:47am IST

CHENNAI: Sixteen Dalit candidates have passed the IATA Foundation
examination conducted by the International Air Transport Association,
Montreal, Canada. They were sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar
Housing and Development Corporation Limited (TAHDCO).

Of the 16 candidates, 13 have been placed in private sector in tourism
and travel management, a press release said on Thursday. The TAHDCO
identified Kuoni Academy for the tourism and travel management
program. The institute trained 20 candidates for the foundation course
on IATA and `40,000 was spent on each candidate. TAHDCO has sponsored
this type of training for Dalit students for the first time.

The State government, through TAHDCO, conducts various training
programmes for the welfare of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and
Scheduled Caste converted to Christianity to improve their skills for

A sum of `25 crore has been earmarked under Special State Assistance
for 22,000 trainees.

The training programs include plastic production through CIPET,
apparel manufacturing technology training through ATDC, footwear
manufacturing training through CFTI and FDDI and cinematography
training through NFDC.

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