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InterContinental Hanoi Launches Youth Career Initiative Programme

The InterContinental Hanoi Westlake underlined their commitment to young people and the local community with the launch of their Youth Career Initiative (YCI) programme. The hotel is one of three official participating hotels in Vietnam to run the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) program in 2013. Speaking at the launch General Manager, Mr. Adam McDonald said […]

YCI Opportunities Hit the Headlines on Ethiopian Radio

by Emili Budell The ITP’s Youth Career Initiative (YCI) celebrated the graduation of 14 young people from their Ethiopian country programme based in Addis Ababa on 10th August. Championed by the Sheraton Addis Ababa since 2004, in nine years the initiative has seen 43 young people trained and graduate from the Sheraton. This is the […]

YCI expands work in reintegration of survivors of human trafficking

This summer, the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) will be holding two human trafficking awareness workshops for hotel staff working directly with survivors in Mexico and Vietnam. This is the third consecutive year in which YCI proactively assists the reintegration of former victims of trafficking. The global figure of human trafficking is currently estimated to be […]

Hilton Opera Hanoi and the Youth Career Initiative

For our latest Know How Guide on Awareness of Human Trafficking, we spoke with Mr. Peter Simson, the Cluster General Manager of Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi to find out about their involvement with the Youth Career Initiative’s work with human trafficking victims In 2012 – 2013 the Youth Career Initiative programme that […]

Community targeted recruitment in India’s hotel sector

New research by the City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development looks at how Indian hotels can improve recruitment and training to help marginalised individuals from local communities access employment.  The report case-studied four hotels in Southern India that employ individuals from under-represented groups (such as local and marginalised communities) through unique recruitment and training […]

Hyatt launches ‘Ready to Thrive’

Philanthropy program strategically addresses global talent shortages through increased access to education and expands hospitality career opportunities in communities around the world Hyatt Hotels announced last week its long-term commitment to education and workforce readiness with Ready to Thrive, a new global philanthropy program focused on literacy and career development.  Ready to Thrive will lend […]

Costa Rica celebrates the re-launch of the Youth Career Initiative

March 4th 2013 was an important day for the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) Costa Rica. Two hotels, the Marriott Costa Rica San José and the Real InterContinental, celebrated the beginning of the second programme cycle of the initiative to take place in San José. This inauguration marked the official re-launch of YCI in Costa Rica […]

100% success rate for the Youth Career Initiative in India

For 35 young adults in Mumbai 2013 is a year of great expectations. Having successfully completed the six-month Youth Career Initiative programme, they begin a life full of more opportunity and choice. As graduate Rohit Gupta, now employed at the Hyatt Regency hotel puts it, ‘the Youth Career Initiative has opened up a whole new […]

YCI India pilot completed with a 100% success rate

The Youth Career Initiative (YCI) in Mumbai concluded at the end of November with 35 young people graduating from the programme. 31 students have been offered a job, three are attending job interviews this week and one student has gone back to studying. This 100% success rate is particularly impressive considering it is the result […]