Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Global Travel and Tourism Partnership form agreement to advance youth employment

The Alliance and GTTP – a charity which helps support a route into work for young people worldwide through free skills training – have signed a co-operation agreement to help further youth employment in the hospitality sector.

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Global Travel and Tourism Partnership form agreement to advance youth employment

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education announce agreement to advance sustainability in the hospitality industry

Leading networks for responsible hospitality and global education for tourism have formed an agreement for advancing sustainability in hospitality sector. 

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Determining the sustainability of hotels in your supply chain

Case study: Akhil

Case study: Ragini

Ragini was rescued from the red light area when she was 13. She found her independence through her motivation to learn supported by our youth programme.

New training resource to support disadvantaged young people to build a better future in the hospitality industry and beyond

 The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has developed a new training curriculum to give young people the core skills they need to get started in their careers. 

Core employability skills curriculum

Our curriculum provides a range of core employability skills over approximately 100 hours of teaching suitable for the hospitality industry and transferable to other sectors.

New training resource to support disadvantaged young people to build a better future

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has developed a new training curriculum to give young people the core skills they need to get started in their careers.

Core employability skills curriculum – partner

Core employability skills curriculum – members

Curriculum

Case study: Shankara

Shakara joined our youth employment programme during the covid-19 pandemic and has now been selected to work at one of the leading financial services firms

Case Study: Scarlet Cristina de Araujo

Scarlet graduated in 2011 and since then she has continued to study and progress her international career with Hyatt.

Case Study: Robinson Medina

Robinson trained at the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino as part of our youth employment programme, where he is now employed as a steward.

Case Study: Laura

Laura trained at the Hotel Hyatt Centric in Guatemala, as part of our youth employment programme, where she is now employed as a housekeeper.

Case Study: La Triệu Vỹ

La Triệu Vỹ graduated in 2019 from our youth employment programme in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, where he was trained at the Le Meridien, a Marriott hotel property.

La Triệu Vỹ, was born in the rural district of Núi Thành, in Vietnam’s Quảng nam province. At the age of 15, La Triệu Vỹ had to leave his education and find work to support his family.

“Having a stable job and becoming a good citizen were my tiny dream at that time. My family did not have enough money to keep me in school because my father’s job was unstable, and my mother was disabled. I had to earn money for my survival, so I worked as a waiter and kitchen helper, but these jobs weren’t very stable or had opportunities to progress.”

La Triệu Vỹ learnt about our youth employment programme in Ho Chi Minh city, through our implementing partners REACH. Following consultation with REACH,  La Triệu Vỹ joined our programme, training at Le Meridien, a Marriott hotel.

“I was given many supports and enthusiasm from our teachers on those first days to settle in a new city. During those first days in Le Meridien Hotel, when I felt strange in the new environment, Ms Trang from HR Department became my helper to guide me through new things and Hotel Regulations”

During the programme, La Triệu Vỹ received training in life-skills, such as typing and English language lessons.

“More than that, we also experienced an outing to learn team-work skills and help some other disadvantaged children from Thảo Đàn Organisation.”

He was trained in the basic hospitality skills, which he was able to put into practice at the hotel.

La Triệu Vỹ is preparing food in the hotel kitchen“I was delighted to join in the Cold Kitchen where I learnt basic knife skills, food decoration and food safety. I also learnt how to make dumplings and soups, as well as set-up for the western buffet.”

“At first it was difficult for me to adjust to the working environment. Sometimes I was clumsy, but when I messed things up, my mentors were always friendly and assisted me and cared for my heath, too. I always wanted to give them my full respect and admiration.

When I got tired and failed and I wanted to give up, there was always a warm hand to help and motivate me. I was taught self-healing and given continued support.”

“When I got tired and failed and I wanted to give up, there was always a warm hand to help and motivate me. I was taught self-healing and given continued support.”

La Triệu Vỹ, graduate, Vietnam

After graduation, La Triệu Vỹ was offered a job as part of the kitchen team at the Le Meridien hotel.

“In next year, I hope to become a shift supervisor in the hotel kitchen and continue to improve the skills I have learnt on the programme.

I would like to express my gratefulness towards this programme, the hotel staff and trainers who have spent time guiding us to acquire important vocational skills. It has improved my mindset and confidence day by day. I am ready to start a new life-journey.”

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