PANAJI: Many earning family members, in some cases the sole family member, have succumbed to COVID in recent times leaving the family to deal with the loss of a loved one as well as the financial crunch which follows. Verna-based Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts (KCCA) is offering 20 such students a full scholarship to the Integrated Cruise Culinary Programmes (ICCP), states a press release.
“Covid has had an adverse impact on the learning and development milestones of students. We believe that it’s important to keep passion and education going through the pandemic. In an effort to support students, we at KCCA have constituted these scholarships which can be availed by students who have lost the sole earning member in their family to Covid, ” explained Parixit Pai Fondekar, Chairman, KCCA.
As one of the fastest-growing leisure travel sectors, cruising is expected to make a strong comeback especially in the US and Europe following the pandemic. This is welcome news to the large number of Goan youth employed onboard luxury cruise vessels.
Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts’ Integrated Cruise Culinary Programmes (ICCP) offers professionals the option to learn to be a cruise culinary chef and upgrade their skills in a bid to seek employment in this industry.
Aimed at getting individuals ready for a career onboard a luxury cruise ship, the ICCP curriculum is focused on practical skills and developing confidence so that recruits can hit the ground running.