Recognizing the importance of nurturing local talent, MGM strives to provide its team members diverse trainings and developmental opportunities to help them achieve their full potential. In view of encouraging local team members who did not have the opportunity to complete high school education to return to school, MGM has been partnering with Escola Secundária Luso-Chinesa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes under the Macau Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) to offer the tailor-made MGM High School Diploma Program since 2016. This year, a total of 25 team members graduated from the Program, making it the largest group of graduates ever since the school started collaborating with local gaming operators. Among all the graduates, five of them will proceed to post-secondary education at universities in Macau and Mainland China to pursue their bachelor’s degrees.
Leong Iao Cheng, Director of Escola Secundária Luso-Chinesa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, said, “Ever since our partnership with MGM back in February 2016, MGM is fully devoted in talent development and the cooperation has been going well. We are thrilled to see 25 students graduating from high school together in just four years of time, which is definitely a milestone worth celebrating. Other than the support provided by both MGM and us, this could not have been possible without the hard work our students have put into their studies, even amid the challenges brought by this year’s pandemic. Many of them graduated with outstanding academic results, and some even chose to continue their studies, which makes us very proud.”
Ng Mei Hong, Supervisor of Casino Operations, also one of the DSEJ Lotus Awards awardees who will start her bachelor’s program at Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) this fall, said, “Apart from gaining knowledge and enhancing skills, the MGM High School Diploma Program has brought me closer to my dream of graduating from university. Although having to manage both working and studying in the past four years was not easy, I am glad that I made it through and soon I will be a university student. In another four years’ time, I hope that I will be putting on a graduation gown and fulfilling my goal of becoming a university graduate.”
The 25 graduates are from Casino Operations and Cage, who all need to work on shifts. To provide these team members greater flexibility to earn their qualifications while working at same time, the curriculum, fully accredited by DSEJ, was taught on-site at MGM MACAU, and work schedules were adjusted to accommodate class schedules. While more than two-thirds of the graduates graduated with distinctions, three of them have achieved extraordinary academic results with special accolades from DSEJ and Macao Foundation. Among them all, five graduates are going to pursue their bachelor’s degrees starting from this September; as four of them are accepted to Macao Polytechnic Institute for Computing and Business Administration in Gaming and Recreation Management, and the other one has enrolled to a remote degree program in Computer Science and Technology offered by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Sichuan.
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 MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles 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 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, 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. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. 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. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
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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