Hilton Colombo is proud to announce its participation inCareers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, Hilton Worldwide’s annual global career event showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry for young people.
Throughout the month of May, Hilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices around the globe hosted hundreds of events to inform those looking for employment about the exciting and diverse career opportunities in hospitality. This initiative is a part of Hilton Worldwide’s Open Door scommitment, which aims to positively impact at least one million young people by 2019 and better prepare them to reach their full potential.
On May 25, Hilton Colombo hosted an event for 450 students from high schools, hotel schools and management institutes. As part of the hotel’s commitment towards nurturing talent and harnessing their inherent capabilities, Hilton Colombo organized numerous events targeting different youth groups. In collaboration with Room to Read, 15 female Advanced Level students from a rural village in Monaragala were afforded an opportunity to experience a one night hotel stay at Hilton Colombo. The students were also given the opportunity to undergo a job shadowing program in operational departments with the Training & Development team taking them through several key areas in the hotel to provide them with exposure and basic training. In the hotel, career guidance workshops and familiarization tours were conducted for select youth groups while Hilton Colombo team members visited various hotel schools for knowledge sharing sessions.
“Hilton Colombo firmly believes in investing in the future, and much of our energy is channelled towards selecting the best of the best,” said Manesh Fernando, general manager, Hilton Colombo. “As such, we go to great lengths to identify talent, and mold each and every member of our team to ensure they reach their true potential.”
Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality events are unique opportunities for Hilton Worldwide team members to inspire job seekers about careers in the hospitality industry. The events, support team members by providing guidance on the skills that are vital to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Participants have been joining Hilton Worldwide team members for events ranging from résumé clinics to networking, as well as presentations from team members on their career paths in hospitality.
For more information about Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, please visit www.hiltonwordwide.com/youth. For information on job opportunities with Hilton Worldwide, visit jobs.hiltonworldwide.com.