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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 […]

Hotels highlight role in delivering Youth Career Initiative

Member companies of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) are increasingly highlighting Youth Career Initiative (YCI) activities in their respective corporate social responsibility reports. YCI, a programme of ITP, is a six-month education programme that provides disadvantaged young people with life and work skills. The purpose is to empower young participants to make informed career choices […]

YCI successfully launches a new country programme in India

18th June 2012 was a special day for 47 young people in Mumbai City, as they began a new chapter in their lives. The first Youth Career Initiative (YCI) country pilot programme in India was successfully launched, and it promises to be an exciting six months for both the participants and the hotels that have […]