Unique training program

Shortlisted candidates, Land-Owning Unit (LOU), Marriott International Executive team with Joel Abraham, CEO of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission during the offi cial launch of Marriott International Fiji Training Academy. Picture: SUPPLIED

Marriott International Hotels & Resorts in Fiji officially launched the Marriott International Fiji Training Academy at the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa this week.

A statement from the group said it had embarked on an exciting journey through partnership between Marriott International Fiji Training Academy and Land-Owning Unit (LOU) with the successful admission of 40 candidates.

It said through this partnership, the skilled and experienced team of trainers from Sheraton & Westin complex on Denarau would train selected participants in four key disciplines namely front office operations, housekeeping operations, food & beverage service operations and kitchen operations.

The six-week intensive training will lead participants through comprehensive Marriott International brand service culture modules incorporating COVID-safe operations as mandated by Clean Matters and Marriott Commitment to Clean to ensure safe hotel operations.

Multi Property Vice President Fiji & Samoa, Marriott International, general manager Westin and Sheraton Resorts, Fiji Complex, Neeraj Chadha said they were thrilled to be the first in Fiji’s tourism & hospitality industry to launch such a unique training program in partnership with their key industry and hotel stakeholders, including the hotel owners and the land-owning unit of Denarau hotels.

“Upon completion, participants will gain certificates based on a credit system and have a stronger edge to be part of the industry.

“These certificates are not limited to employment within our hotels, but extends to any role in the industry as the certification of the program holds enormous value,” he said.

“We are extremely grateful for the Denarau Land-Owning Unit representatives who assisted us in identifying and endorsing candidates and arranged for aptitude test,” said Farrah Shazleen, Cluster Director Human Resources – Fiji, Marriott International.

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