Educators and employers agree that there is a growing gap between the skills that companies expect from their entrylevel employees and the skills that these young people possess. This skills gap is widely documented. In September 2012, the Training Journal noted that, “More needs to be done to educate young people about the skills employers are looking for, and this needs to be a joint effort amongst key stakeholders from across education, business, and the government.”
Hilton Worldwide has launched a training programme to help create sustainable careers in the industry for young South Africans, as part of its global Youth in Hospitality initiative.
Hilton Worldwide has partnered with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the King Khalid Foundation, to announce the official launch of the Passport to Success initiative for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The programme is aimed at engaging and developing Saudi youth for future careers.
Hilton Worldwide has partnered with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the King Khalid Foundation, to announcethe official launch of the Passport to Success® initiative for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ("KSA"). The programmeis aimed at engaging and developing Saudi youth for future careers.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts is excited to kick off Bright Blue Futures Youth in Hospitality Month. Throughout the month, properties from around the world will host activities that introduce youth to careers in hospitality, and we’re eager to hear how your property participates. The hospitality industry provides opportunities for youth to obtain good jobs and develop the skills and experiences they need to succeed long-term. It definitely made an impact on our company's leaders, many of whom were exposed to the opportunities our industry offers as young people. The stories they share below are a true inspiration and motivator to participate in Youth in Hospitality Month.
At a time when more than 75 million young people can’t find jobs, and countless more are underemployed, investing in opportunities for youth is not only a critical development issue but also a growth strategy for businesses around the world. In response to this challenge, Hilton Worldwide will announce at the World Economic Forum a commissioned white paper from the International Youth Foundation (IYF) that highlights solutions to youth joblessness that the global hospitality sector is uniquely positioned to provide.
Global Hotel Leaders Celebrate One Billion International Travelers and Call for “Smart Visas” to Facilitate Travel for Next Billion
Two hospitality giants – Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International – addressed global business and travel industry leaders today at the World Economic Forum in Davos to urge governments to move quickly to adopt “Smart Visa” policies which stimulate global travel, create new jobs and spur economic development. The two companies represent more than 7,000 hotels in 90 countries, which include 600,000 employees at these owned, managed and franchised properties. They are working together with the World Economic Forum Governors for the aviation, travel and tourism industry to promote global action toward “Smart Visa” policies regionally by 2015 and globally by 2020.