13th July 2018, Gurugram: Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), is redefining hospitality education and learning and development for the industry through a focus on Virtual Reality technology as a learning and training aid. Along with US based virtual reality developers TRANSFRVRTM, ISH hosted the first ever virtual reality hospitality Learning & Development workshop at the brand-new technology enabled ISH Campus in Gurugram. This path breaking VR workshop displays a completely revolutionary approach to training and learning in an efficient and cost-effective new way.
Prototypes of VR modules for Bartending, Housekeeping and Coffee Making were demonstrated to senior housekeeping, food and beverage, training leaders and General Managers of the industry in a series of workshops held at ISH. The opportunity was to showcase the technologies and the opportunities and then take the feedback from the industry in order to develop comprehensive modules for use in training as well as in education. Participants had the opportunity to experience TRANSFRVR’s proprietary VR technology personally and see the possibilities of the software being tailormade to meet their needs. ISH and TRANSFRVRTM are collaborating to find solutions which can help companies in bolstering employee development and skilling and academic institutions in the field of hospitality management, culinary arts, housekeeping and F&B.
Speaking on the occasion, Founder & CEO, Dilip Puri said, “It is the vision of ISH to bring in new technologies which can enable learning in education as well as Learning and Development for hospitality and allied industries. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to showcase this amazing technology and the opportunities it presents. This marks the beginning of integrating technologies for a better learning experience for both ISH students and companies across industries. I am looking forward to introducing and using VR technology into our own curriculums for all our long and short term programmes. I believe it can give our students a completely revolutionary way of acquiring new skills and knowledge.”
CEO, Bharanidharan Rajakumar from TRANSFRVR stated that “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dilip and his exceptional team at ISH to bring our virtual reality hospitality training model to India. We look forward to helping students, employees, managers and companies achieve their professional goals while also supporting the development of India’s rapidly growing hospitality industry.”
ISH is getting ready to open for its first academic intake on 1st August 2018 starting with undergraduate programmes in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Its brand-new campus is now ready in Sector 83, Gurugram and admissions are on in full swing.
About Indian School of Hospitality (ISH):
The Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) aims to be India’s leading provider of higher education in the areas of international hospitality management, culinary arts, and executive education.
The core academic programmes being offered at ISH are a Four Year Hospitality Management Programme and a Four Year Programme in Culinary Arts. ISH will also offer a wide range of short and long term programmes in culinary and executive education suited for hospitality, tourism and allied industries.
ISH has also entered into a strategic partnership with Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC), a Swiss knowledge development and management advisory company, in preparation for an academic certification by Ecole hi貥 de Lausanne (EHL), the world’s oldest and top ranked hospitality management higher education institution worldwide.
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TransfrVR creates customized virtual reality simulations that allow employees or students to train in a virtual version of their place of work. Completely immersed in this environment, employees get virtual on-the-job experience with specific feedback that allows them to learn from their mistakes and develop the confidence and experience of a trained professional before they ever begin their position.
Applicable to a wide range of environments, TRANSFRVRTM apprenticeships can dramatically decrease the time and cost associated with training employees on a new skill or job function. The technology uses learning sciences and data generated from the simulations to deliver a highly customized coaching experience that encourages retention and expedites mastery, ensuring that employees are providing a high level of service and quality to customers.