Marriott International has reinforced its commitment to Egypt with the launch of Tahseen, a unique hospitality training program developed in response to a growing need for talent within the industry.
Created in partnership with Helwan University and Professional Development Foundation, the program is focused on fast tracking the next generation of hospitality leaders from Egypt by providing them with first-hand experience and a springboard to launch successful careers in the industry.
The company has unveiled the program at a signing ceremony attended by Khalid Atef Abdul Ghaffar, minister of higher education and scientific research, Egypt.
Also present at the occasion was Arne Sorenson, chief executive, Marriott International, who is on a three-day visit to the country.
“Marriott International is a company that believes in putting people first and we are committed to giving our associates the world class training and the opportunity to grow and reach their potential, both personally and professionally.
“Our vision is to develop future leaders, empowered with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to be successful within the hospitality industry, both regionally and globally.
“Building a sustainable and robust hospitality education program like Tahseen, that nurtures and builds national talent, is indeed key to our success,” said Sorenson.
Tahseen, was first launched by Marriott International in Saudi Arabia in 2017 and received very encouraging results paving the way for a wider regional roll out.
Egypt is a strategic growth market for the company and was therefore an obvious priority.
The company, together with Helwan University and PDF, has created a unique program that supports its commitment to further enhance tourism education in the country.