Date of Publication: 06/11/2020
The first batch of students of Hospitality and Tourism programmes started their internship at resorts today. 16 students from three programmes, Certificate III in Front Office Service, Certificate III in Bakery and Pastry, and Certificate III in Food Production, will spend the next 4 months at Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Heritance Aarah, Sun Shiyam Olhuveli, Sun Shiyam Vilureef and Sun Shiyam Irufushi, Lux* South Ari and Buruzu Catering Male'.
A total of 80 students participated in the first batch of programmes under Skills for Resilient Workforce. 62 students completed the online theory classes and passed the assessment. The programmes are designed to provide an opportunity for youth to find jobs through skilling, reskilling, and upskilling them.
CEO, Ahmed, said "We are trying to help the youth and those who are economically affected by Covid-19 to find employment or get self-employed by providing skills. With the help of employers who have close ties with Maldives Polytechnic, we are able to provide job opportunities for those who successfully complete these programmes.
Skills for Resilient Workforce is a government initiative headed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Economic Development, supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment. The project is financed by MEERY, a joint project of the Government and the World Bank.
We appreciate the close relationship and commitment by the Resorts and MATI to this programme.
The necessary measures are taken to ensure the safety and health of the students under HPA guidelines.