The Ministry of Tourism, K Chiranjeevi has launched a Scheme titled "Earn While You Learn" with a view to inculcate appropriate tourism travel traits and knowledge amongst trainees to enable them to work has 'students volunteers'.
The salient features of the scheme are:
- College going students pursuing graduation courses or graduates in the age group of 18 to 25 years will be eligible for the training programme.
- The candidates are selected by following a transparent procedure.
- The duration of each programme is 21 working days.
- The course content is finalized by the Ministry of Tourism/Implementing institutes in consultation with stakeholders.
The Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTTM) had been authorized to conduct the training programmes at its centres in Gwalior, Delhi, Bhubaneswar and one in the city of Hyderabad. Besides, the Jamia Millia Islamia University was also authorized to conduct a training programme at its campus at Delhi.