To align with the national initiative of promoting high-quality development of occupational education and the implementation of technical-professional education for secondary education policy initiated by the Macau SAR government, last year MGM has inked a letter of intent with Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) under the support of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEDJ), to become the first integrated resort operator to promote technical and vocational education with FAOM. This year, the two parties joined hands to roll out the “MGM Youth Development Series – MGM Technical and Vocational Education School – Enterprise Cooperation”, a new program that provide internship learning opportunities for students of Macau Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School. With tailor-made learning programs comprised of internship, training courses and site visits, MGM hopes to help nurturing future technical professionals and prepare them for the job market, through enhancing the professional skills and industry recognitions for the students enrolled in the program.
The launching ceremony of the program took place at the Ballroom of MGM COTAI earlier, with the participation of a lineup of guests, including: Luo Zhenyu, Director of the Social Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; Leong I On, Head of Division of Secondary Education of DSEDJ; Lee Chong Cheng, President of FAOM and Member of the Executive Council of the Macao SAR; Chan Hong, President of The Chinese Educators Association; Fong Ka Fai, Vice President of FAOM and Chancellor of Macau Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School; Loi Kat Sat, Principle of Macau Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School; Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM; and Francis Tan, Vice President of Learning & Talent Management of MGM. Over 50 students and teachers of Macau Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School were also invited to participate.
Leong I On, Head of Division of Secondary Education of DSEDJ, said, “The SAR Government encourages enterprises to take up social responsibilities and partner with schools to roll out technical and vocational education programs. We are thrilled to see the establishment of this vocational training partnership of pre-career education between a large enterprise and a local school, prepare students for their future career and offering them practical job experience. At the same time, DSEDJ also joins hands with MGM to launch a lineup of experiential activities for youth, in view to promote their mental and physical growth and better equip them for the future.”
Lee Chong Cheng, President of FAOM, said, “Vocational education and training have always been a significant initiative of FAOM. With MGM as our long-term partner, together we have organized a variety of vocational training projects for various professions. This time, we are honored to join hands with MGM once again to promote the diverse development of Macau and enhance the city’s talent pool. We will continue supporting the SAR Government and establish more vocational training collaborations between enterprises and schools.”
Wendy Yu, Executive Vice President of Human Resources of MGM, said, “Strives to cultivate local talents with innovative and diverse methods, MGM has been working hand in hand with different organizations in the community to push forward the talent development of Macau. We are thrilled to extend our continuous partnership with FAOM to launch this new program that equips the students of vocational and technical education with practical working experience at an integrated resort. While this program is about providing opportunities to students to enhance their professional skills through taking part in the daily operations of a hotel, more importantly it nurtures their occupational quality and prepare them for their future career path.”
The eight students enrolled in the latest “MGM Technical and Vocational Education School-Enterprise Cooperation” earned their three-month internship opportunity through school recommendation and interview with MGM department heads. They have been arranged to work at the Department of Digital and Information Technology, where they learn about the latest knowledge of information technology and Internet of Things.
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 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 only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
MGM China 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, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Park MGM. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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