WELCOME TO THE YOUTH CAREER INITIATIVE

EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR WORK AND FOR LIFE

The Youth Career Initiative (YCI) is an innovative, high-impact approach to combating global youth unemployment. We work with young people who are unlikely to have a viable route into legitimate employment and improve their situation without external help. We provide our students with transferable life and work skills that make them employable as well as empower them to make career choices and positive life decisions.

YCI NEWS & CASE STUDIES

YCI Hungary sees another year of success

YCI Hungary sees another year of success

We are delighted to announce that YCI Hungary students, trained at the Marriott Budapest hotel, have graduated from the six month training programme. In keeping with the …

YCI is a Tourism for Tomorrow Finalist

YCI is a Tourism for Tomorrow Finalist

We are delighted to announce that YCI has been selected as a finalist in WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow (T4T) awards …

35 young people graduate from YCI Jordan

35 young people graduate from YCI Jordan

We are delighted to announce that 35 young people have recently graduated from YCI Jordan, 31 in Amman

YCI Brazil students graduate in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

YCI Brazil students graduate in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

We are delighted to announce the graduation of YCI Brazil students, with ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro and

YCI Photo Competition – discover the winning entries!

YCI Photo Competition – discover the winning entries!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the latest edition of the YCI Summer Photo Competition. With

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Mamta Varma – Trident Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Mamta Varma – Trident Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Training Manager at the Trident Bandra Kurla Complex hotel in Mumbai, Mamta Varma is a champion for YCI, mobilising teams at the hotel to provide dedicated mentorship …

Feda’a’s Story – Jordan Amman 2012

Feda’a’s Story – Jordan Amman 2012

A huge thanks to Yasmin Sati from the Four Seasons Hotel Amman for providing Feda'a's success story to us. It's …

Biruk – Addis Ababa 2014-15

Biruk – Addis Ababa 2014-15

From Harrar to Addis Ababa Biruk spent his childhood at SOS Children’s Villages Harrar, located about 500 kilometres

Thaiane – Sao Paulo 2013

Thaiane – Sao Paulo 2013

Background Thaiane used to live with her mother, stepfather and four siblings. She was 17 years old, and

Larissa and Thaiane – Sao Paulo, Brazil

We were delighted to receive this account of two successful students from YCI member, Intercontinental Hotels Group. If

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Where we work

 
Brazil

Brazil

In 2005, six Marriott hotels located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Costa do Sauipe championed the set up of YCI in... → Read More
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

YCI was first piloted in San José in 2008 by the Marriott Costa Rica San José and the Real InterContinental Costa Rica with... → Read More
Mexico

Mexico

In 2007 two Marriott hotels and one IHG property piloted YCI in two Mexican locations simultaneously: Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. In 2009... → Read More
 
Hungary

Hungary

YCI's first programme in Hungary was piloted by the Budapest Marriott Hotel and partially by the Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Centre... → Read More
Poland

Poland

YCI operations in Europe first launched in Poland in 2004 with the Sheraton Warsaw piloting the programme. To date, YCI Poland has... → Read More
Romania

Romania

YCI Romania was launched in 2004 at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, presenting a brilliant training opportunity to young participants with... → Read More
 
Egypt

Egypt

The first group of YCI participants in Egypt graduated from a pilot programme at the Marriott Cairo Hotel in 2009, where five... → Read More
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

YCI Ethiopia was first launched by the Sheraton Addis Ababa in 2005. In nine years of running the programme, the totality of the hotel's graduates have found employment... → Read More
Jordan

Jordan

YCI was first launched in the Middle East region in 2007 when the hotels Marriott, Four Seasons and Sheraton piloted the programme... → Read More
Senegal

Senegal

YCI Senegal was launched in the capital Dakar in February 2014 with one participating hotel, the Radisson Blu Dakar, and SOS Children's Village... → Read More

Australia

Australia

The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa wanted to strengthen its links with the local community and decided to set up YCI... → Read More
India

India

YCI India was launched in Mumbai in June 2012 when the Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai, the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, the Hyatt... → Read More
Thailand

Thailand

The YCI model was born in Thailand, where the Youth Career Development Programme (its operating name in the country), was first set... → Read More
Vietnam

Vietnam

YCI in Vietnam was launched in Hanoi in 2010. The Sheraton Hanoi Hotel welcomed nine young participants into the training programme that... → Read More