MGM Supports Local Youth Development via DSEJ Summer Internship Program
Aug 27, 2016
The nine interns together with their department heads and mentors pose for a group photo after the sharing session.
[August 27, 2016, Macau] MGM strives to provide growth and learning opportunities to young talent to become adequate future leaders of Macau. MGM participated in the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau’s (DSEJ) Summer Internship Program 2016 which was held between July 4 and August 26 as the only integrated resort enterprise on the Program, and welcomed nine high school and university students to work at five departments. Through the participation, MGM hopes to give young talent the opportunity to jump start on their future career choices by getting hands-on experience, guided by our seasoned team members.
Nine local high school and university students, ranging from 18 to 24 years of age, spent nearly two months at five departments: Facilities Management, Rooms and Food & Beverage, Digital & Technology Solutions and Design, Development & Construction, to obtain hands-on experiences under the guidance of our section heads as their respective mentors. To maximize student involvement in the learning process, the Program carefully assigned each student to a designated department that best matched their educational backgrounds and interests. Additionally, the Program aims to help students develop self-confidence and enrich different attributes, such as communications, interpersonal skills and critical thinking as well as problem solving. With the help and assistances of our Golden Lion Team mentors, every participant gained exposure to a diverse group of professionals, MGM’s company core values and its Forbes five-star hospitality culture, which led to the discovery of their future career interests. In addition, Ms. Chen Jiamin and Mr. Lao Kin Hou who were under the Rooms and Facilities Management department respectively, were awarded as the “Best Intern” accolade under the Program this year.
Ms. Fatima Cou, Vice President of Human Resources, said, “Through this year’s Summer Holiday Program, we hope to offer young local talent the opportunity to gain valuable work experience from a global corporation, and provide them an experience that would broaden their horizon. This also gives us a chance to reach out to the local youth, to learn what makes our training more relevant to them and to assess future potential local candidates. We will continue to nurture and support talent diversity for the Macau community by working closely with the SAR government and various organizations to offer all kinds of training and educational activities.”
After a successful completion of the internship, a sharing session with certificate presentation ceremony and souvenir giveaway was held together for all the participants under the witness of their mentors and department heads at MGM. Committed to our sustainability vision, “Create a Better Tomorrow Today” and to fulfill our corporate social responsibility, MGM will continue to support the development of local young generation by providing more training opportunities to the local community.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and eight signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI, designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. The HK$24billion project is expected to open in second quarter of 2017.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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