[August 10, 2016, Macau] MGM has always been devoted to supporting a wide range of community initiatives, including the development of our younger generation. Since the launch of the “A Day with MGM” in 2011, we been providing hands-on training opportunities for local high school students for six consecutive years. After rolling out the first series of this year’s Program today, a Sharing Session and Certificate Presentation Ceremony was held under the witness of the youth’s parents, siblings, their department heads and mentors to celebrate their success. To date, over 330 local students from numerous schools and organizations had their horizons broadened after joining the unique one-day event.
Honorable guests in attendance were Mr. Mok Wai Seng, Vice President of the Macao General Union of Neighborhood Association; Mr. Lee Kwok Hoo, Service Director of the Sheng Kung Hui Macau; Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited and Mr. John Shigley, Chief Operating Officer of Gaming of MGM China Holdings Limited.
A student who’s about to begin her freshman year at the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) majoring in Hotel Management shared with the audience on how her life has turned around after joining “A Day with MGM” in 2013, “I was confused with where I wanted to be in life, but after spending a day at MGM a few years ago, I was inspired under the guidance of my mentor. My interest for my future educational path and potential career goal was sparked, and I decided that I must at least pursue a bachelor’s degree and I chose hospitality as my concentration.”
Mr. Mok Wai Seng, Vice President of the Macao General Union of Neighborhood Association highly praised MGM for providing a wide array of initiatives aimed to nurture local youth, “’A Day with MGM’ gives our youth a glimpse of the workplace before they enter the real-world. This is a great opportunity and inspiration for them to think and plan for their future paths. We look forward to more activities of this sort from MGM to groom our local youth.”
Mr. Lee Kwok Hoo, Service Director of the Sheng Kung Hui Macau said of the event, “Our local youth are able to experience the fun and challenges of being at a job, and from that, they have the chance to really get to know themselves, broaden their horizon which all contribute to their planning for the future. This is a very meaningful event and we hope to see more enterprises offer similar activities, so that the students can get their hands on different types of jobs led by mentors from various backgrounds which allows them to learn different skills.”
On August 10, 15 and 24, a total 75 local high school students aged 15 on average, including children and siblings of MGM’s Golden Lion Team members, winner from the Young Men’s Christian Association of Macau’s “Macau Outstanding Teenagers 2016,” members from Sheng Kung Hui and students from the Macao General Union of Neighborhood Association, go behind the scenes at MGM MACAU. They are introduced to the Forbes Five-Star hospitality culture and worked alongside our skilled members from Front Desk Reception, Fitness and Pool Facilities, Food and Beverage Operations, In-Room Dining, Banquet, Wardrobe & Linen, Warehouse, Human Resources and more departments. In order to let our young apprentices better explore the Program, each of the 14 departments has assigned a senior team member to act as a mentor to familiarize participants of what constitutes the daily routine of hotel operation.
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. Not only will we guide and coach students to discover their career interests at the annual “A Day with MGM” summer program, our versatile training and internship initiatives also help nurturing the bright young stars of Macau to become future leaders of tomorrow.
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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