THE Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) recently concluded a CSR event that offered a group of special needs students a chance to learn the tricks of the hospitality trade.
Some 20 industry participants representing corporations, universities and travel vendors such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, American Express Travel, Royal Caribbean International and Marco Polo Hotels led six students on a programme on January 11 at the Hong Chi Association, where they toured the Hong Chi Pinehill Integrated Vocational Training Centre and training hotel, visited the unique mock-up hotel room of JW Marriott Hotel, and attended a bakery class, among other activities.
John Zee, managing director, operations of China International Capital Corporation, one of the 20 participants, said: “This CSR event is an eye-opener for us. We were pleased to see a professional vocational institution training special needs students to prepare them for work in the hotel industry. We took this opportunity to bond with the students by making cupcakes together.”