ICM signs exclusive deal in India

10:23am GMT, Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The ICM Chairman, Dr Alistair Somerville Ford, and Chief Executive, Professor Tom Thomas, visited New Delhi to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with Frankfinn, India’s premier vocational training organisation.

The new deal enables ICM to accredit a range of programmes delivered by Frankfinn in 100 centres across India in the area of Aviation, Hospitality and Tourism. Frankfinn have plans to expand the range of courses being delivered and intend to open centres in other countries including those in the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia.

Dr Ford commented; “This is an important link for us in India and will lead to a further expansion of ICM programmes across the sub-continent. ICM is proud to be associated with Frankfinn and will certify Certificate, Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma courses in related areas.”

A formal press conference was held to announce this deal on 23rd November in New Delhi. ICM was represented by Dr Alistair Somerville Ford, Prof. Tom Thomas and Mr Ashok Naidu, ICM coordinator in India. Frankfinn was represented by Mr K.S. Kohli, Chairman, and Mr R. Kohli, Executive Director and other senior staff.

The Frankfinn Chairman, Mr Kohli said, “Frankfinn has a national reputation for the highest quality training coupled with meticulous service levels. The company has always ensured progression paths for its trainees, with world leaders in the field of higher education and it is delighted to be in a position to offer ICM’s international certification to all its successful trainees.

Prof Tom Thomas commented, “I am pleased to be involved in this collaboration. ICM is working hard to ensure a range of progression routes from Frankfinn qualifications into degree and postgraduate programmes in the UK and overseas.”

More details of Frankfinn programmes certified by ICM will be available on the ICM website shortly.