Sheraton Kampala Hotel in partnership with Enterprise Uganda and supported by the Youth Business International signed Memorandum of understanding (M.O.U). This initiative is aimed at providing young entrepreneurs with various skills in the hospitality industry through hands-on training and exposure.
The training will take place over a period of 12 months and Sheraton Kampala Hotel will train twenty young entrepreneurs that will be selected from a pool of applicants. The training will be in all departments of the hotel and the interns will be guided and trained by our very experienced line personnel.
“At Sheraton Kampala we strongly believe in youth development initiatives as a means of maximizing the potential of the underprivileged and at risk youth and one of the ways is through our extensive hands-on training program that we operate and use to train aspiring hoteliers. Some of the outstanding trainees join us on a full time basis. We are very grateful for this partnership with Enterprise Uganda and we believe the youth that will be selected will benefit a lot from this training.” Said Sheraton’s General manager Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt.
Sheraton Kampala Hotel which is managed by Constellation Hospitality,( a Dubai based Hotel Management Company)is confident that the success of this partnership in Uganda will be the perfect catalyst to roll out similar programs across the other sister properties. The initiative is also in line with Constellation’s strategic goals to improve the skills and develop the careers of its associates.
With the high levels of unemployment in Uganda, Sheraton and Enterprise Uganda have offered this training opportunity to equip the youth with the skills and knowledge to be able to start up their own businesses. The hospitality industry is extremely competitive and this training will go a long way in ensuring the youth entrepreneurs stand out from their counterparts.
“We are very grateful to Sheraton opening its doors for the Youth to train at the Sheraton Kampala because this is an great opportunity for them to maximize and improve their operational knowledge and business acumen. We trust the expertise at Sheraton and we are confident that these skills will be passed on to the trainees to be better hoteliers and entrepreneurs. The training will be a 360 degree course where they will receive knowledge from some of the best people in the hospitality industry as well as advise and mentorship from the experts at Enterprise Uganda. The main essence of this training is to offer youth skills that can be used to start up their own business or apply the skills in their careers” Explained Mr. Charles Ocici, Executive Director of Enterprise.