Name Kavita Vijay Gaikwad
Trained as F&B Service Steward
Trained at Swades- IL&FS Institute of Skills, Lonere
Employer : Hotel TVUM, Pune
Annual Salary Rs 2,40,000

Kavita Vijay Gaikwad hails from a humble family; her father is a farmer, and her mother a home maker. After completion of her HSC, Kavita wanted to establish herself in a career, which not only provided her the benefits of a good remuneration, but also a ladder for further career growth. Says the young go-getter: “We are two sisters, and I am the eldest. Post my schooling, I sought advice on various career options, and it was suggested that I undergo skilling; upon my inquiry and going through a process of counselling , I opted for the Certificate Programme for Food & Beverage Service Steward at Swades- IL&FS Institute of Skills in Lonere . The course was an eye opener. Really! I never anticipated that a short-term skills training could shape my career in such a way. Not only am I happy and satisfied with the way my life has changed, but I am also grateful for the confidence and domain knowledge I gained through.”Post training, Kavita was first placed with Dezio, a leading Italian restaurant of Pune, where she was earning Rs. 8000 per month; this was in 2016; post working there for about 9 months, she received another employment opportunity with Hotel TVUM, where she has found an employment as a Captain, and is earning around Rs. 20,000 per month ! A proud moment this must be for the young girl.However, the journey has not been easy. Says Kavita: “Being a girl, and that too the eldest sibling was a challenge; changing the mindsets of people is not easy; especially when you have work-time till late hours in a restaurant…but slowly and steadily, as I gained a footing in my job, the positive results were for all to see, and comprehend.”
As they say: “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.”