Parkroyal Yangon to groom Myanmar’s hospitality staff


Jean-Marc Poli, general manager, Parkroyal Yangon

PARKROYAL Yangon and the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute (SMVTI) have signed a MoU to support the training of Myanmar’s hospitality students after their graduation from the school.

The hotel will offer industrial attachments, opportunities for full-time and part-time employment, sponsorship of a housekeeping training programme, an immersion programme, the secondment of staff to SMVTI as trainers, as well as scholarships on a case-by-case basis.

Said Jean-Marc Poli, general manager of Parkroyal Yangon: “Human resource is the most important factor in Myanmar. Due to the scarcity of local talents, we have joined hands (with SMVTI) to nurture the passion and enthusiasm of young people who will one day be leaders in the hospitality industry.

“Our sister hotel, Pan Pacific Yangon, will be opening soon and there will be even more career opportunities coming soon in the near future.”

Added Chong Chon Hsien, principal of SMVTI: “We recognise a need for skilled workers in the booming service industry in Myanmar and are very happy to be working with Parkroyal Yangon in the area of hospitality and tourism.”

SMVTI currently has 160 students enrolled in its School of Hospitality and Tourism, which started its school term on September 28, 2015.

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