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 Photo Competition – Winners announced!

YCI Photo Competition – Winners announced!

A big thank you to all of our local partners who participated in the YCI Photo Competition – Spring Edition 2014. We had entries from six countries …

Are inclusive business models key to a positive World Cup legacy in Brazil?

Are inclusive business models key to a positive World Cup legacy in Brazil?

By Emili Budell With the 20th FIFA World Cup in full swing, all eyes are on Brazil. Latin America’s economic …

A new digital community hub for YCI

A new digital community hub for YCI

With more than three quarters of the world’s population owning a mobile phone and smart-phone ownership numbers in

40 participants graduate in Amman

40 participants graduate in Amman

The Jordan River Foundation (JRF), YCI’s local coordinating partner in Jordan​ announced at the graduation ceremony in Amman on Monday

Focus on Brazil

Focus on Brazil

With the Football World Cup kicking off in Brazil yesterday, the International Tourism Partnership’s online magazine Green Hotelier

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Pala – YCI India, graduate of 2013

Pala – YCI India, graduate of 2013

Background Pala lives with her parents, her 14-year old brother who is still at school and her older brother, his wife and five-year old son. Pala’s parents …

Hadit – YCI Costa Rica 2008

Hadit – YCI Costa Rica 2008

Background Hadit Sibaja was two years old when her parents got divorced. Living in a poor, conflict-ridden neighbourhood of San …

Francisco – YCI Mexico 2009

Francisco – YCI Mexico 2009

Background When Francisco first heard of the Youth Career Initiative programme he was living with his aunt –

Jhonatan – YCI Mexico 2011

Jhonatan – YCI Mexico 2011

Background Jhonatan is the eldest son of a Mexican family of four. He lives with his mother and

Keila – YCI Brazil 2010

Keila – YCI Brazil 2010

Background Keila comes from Parelheiros, a southern suburb of Sao Paulo. She is an only child and lives

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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
 
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

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 June 2012 when The Courtyard by Marriott, the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, the Hyatt Regency, the JW... → 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

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