New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel recently co-organised with a local charity St. James Settlement, to host a three-day experiential job training camp at the hotel for students “to unlock their aspirations, unleash their potential, and strengthen their knowledge about careers and job requirements in the hospitality industry.”

One of the pilot projects under New World Hotels & Resorts’ global programme for corporate social responsibility on education, during the three-day camp, five students aged from 14 to 16 participated in a series of tailor-made activities, such as mock job interviews, soft skills building group activities and job shadowing under the guidance of mentors in the housekeeping department, human resources department and hotel restaurants. The teenagers also joined a hotel tour to learn more about how the hotel implements Environmental Management System in hotel operations for environment protection.

Bernard Rodrigues, general manager of New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, said: “Our hotel takes an active approach in carrying out corporate social responsibility initiatives for the benefit of society. This experiential job training camp is only one of which we have been conducting; and it enables youngsters to have hands-on experience in a hotel work environment and equipping them with relevant soft and hard skills. We hope this camp will also nurture teenagers’ interests in joining the hotel industry in the future, and plan to hold this experiential job camp annually for more teenagers to experience the work life in a hotel. ”