CasaMagna Marriott Educating Future Generations
Published Oct 8, 2008, 1:19pm - (Updated Nov 28, 2011, 5:35pm)
The CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA committed to provide opportunities for the next generation is launching a six month hospitality training program for young people from challenging backgrounds. Nine trainees involved in the local program, were officially introduced to the Marriott managers at a welcoming cocktail event. The program is held in collaboration with the International Tourism Partnership's Youth Career Initiative, an association that creates the opportunities for disadvantaged young people to gain employability skills to which they have limited access elsewhere.
This initiative combines classroom training with on-the-job hotel experience, allowing the trainees to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge. Already 1,600 young people are on their way towards promising careers in Australia, Brazil, Thailand, Poland and Romania, and this is the second year of Mexico participation in the YCI program where the program is coordinated by Fundación Infantia.
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA is one of three hotels in Mexico who has embraced the YCI program. Marriott's philosophy has always been that of aiding the local communities and countries where they are located, a proof of this is the recently won World Saver award from Conde Nast Traveler for Marriott's culture of service and social responsibility.
For further information on YCI program: www.youthcareerinitiative.org.