The Government ITI, Vijayawada, and Gateway Hotel jointly launched a three-month training programme in hotel management here on Thursday.

The training will be imparted in housekeeping and steward courses and certificates will be issued by ITI, Vijayawada and Taj Group of Hotels. The candidates, who passed SSC, are eligible for the course and stipend will be paid during the training. While the training will be conducted at ITI, practicals will be conducted at Gateway Hotel, according to ITI principal K. Satyaseela Rao.