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Frankfinn in global tie-up with ICM, UK for accrediting vocational courses

With this tie up Frankfinn becomes the first institute in India to offer Level 7 UK qualification which shall enable Frankfinn students to gain direct entry to relevant Masters Degree courses abroad.

All First Impression programme/courses shall be certified by ICM.

ICM to invest Rupees 150 crore in Frankfinn for World Class Aviation Hospitality and Travel institute at Goa.

Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training – World’s No. 1 Air Hostess Training Institute has entered into an exclusive worldwide tie-up with ICM – an Institute of repute in UK, for accrediting all of its following vocational courses in the subject area of Aviation, Hospitality & Travel Management besides certifying Frankfinn First Impression training programmes / courses imparting training for creation of strong and indelible First Impression, named as “First Impression”.

Frankfinn is a leading institute in training and development with the largest network of training centers in this field across India besides having operations/presence in Dubai, Mauritius & Hong Kong. It is poised to set up 150 -200 centres in Middle East Asia, South East Asia and Africa over a period of 3 – 4 years out of which 5 centres will be set up by March 2011.

Frankfinn has featured in the prestigious Limca Book of Records time and again for its excellent cabin crew placement track record. In fact thousands of Frankfinn students are working as cabin crew in various reputed airlines across the world besides many more thousands Frankfinnians working as ground staff in airlines, hotels, hospitality , travel and reputed service sector organisations.

Announcing the tie-up Mr. K.S. Kohli, Chairman of the Frankfinn Group said “Frankfinn as a brand has always been a guarantee of the highest quality training and meticulous service. Frankfinn has always made available the best of training and ensured tie-ups with world renowned brands in education and it now offers ICM’s international certification for all its courses. With this tie-up Frankfinn shall become the first training Institute in India to offer Level 7 UK qualification which shall enable Frankfinn Students to gain direct entry to relevant Masters Degree courses in reputed universities/colleges in UK and other countries in the world where ICM has tie-ups. ICM shall ensure tie-ups with reputed colleges and universities in UK and other countries in the world for progression of Frankfinn students to relevant degree and postgraduate degree programmes. He further added that “We are planning to open over 100 centres for First Impression pan India by February 2011. First Impression trainees on completion of their training will get a Frankfinn – ICM co-branded certificate.”

Dr. Alistair Somerville Ford, Chairman – ICM said “ICM is proud to be associated with Frankfinn which is the world leader in Airhostess training. ICM will certify Frankfinn Courses as Certificate, Diploma & Post Graduate Diplomas at Level 5 & 7 under NQF framework allowing direct entry for Frankfinn students into year 2 of relevant degree programme for Level 5 courses and entry onto appropriate Masters degree programme for Level 7 courses. We will also be investing Rupees 150 crore in Frankfinn for the set up of a world class Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management institute on the 14 acre property of Frankfinn at Goa. ICM sponsors significant charitable work in many countries around the world and would explore similar needs in India and the region.”

Also present at the occasion were Mr. Rachhpal Kohli, Executive Director, Frankfinn Group and Prof. Tom Thomas, Chief Executive – ICM.

About Frankfinn: Frankfinn is a well-diversified group: Frankfinn has two other training divisions namely First Impression and Frankfinn Corpexcel. First Impresion offers short term training programmes/courses for individuals – be it school or college students, fresh graduates preparing for job interviews, would be brides and grooms, small business entrepreneurs or even housewives. Frankfinn Corpexcel imparts soft skills training to employees of corporate sector. Frankfinn Group has in its fold another company, namely, Frankfinn Entertainment Company Pvt. Ltd. which has launched various music albums. Frankfinn Entertainment also produces feature films and has successfully released its first project. Frankfinn Management Consultants, another division of the company provides HR solutions to many airlines and hotels. FMC is the recruitment partner for all positions in India for the entire Emirates Group including the airline, Emirates. FMC has also provided similar recruitment consultancy to Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Air Arabia, Indigo and Air Deccan and provided cabin crew to them. The group has also ventured with K5 Security into the security services business and is poised to set new benchmarks for security services in the industry.

Source: Business Standard