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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 to partner with Bench Events to bolster ambitious growth plans

YCI to partner with Bench Events to bolster ambitious growth plans

We are delighted to announce that Bench Events, a host of premier events in hotel and restaurant investment across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has committed to …

YCI wins Tourism 4 Tomorrow People Award

YCI wins Tourism 4 Tomorrow People Award

We are delighted to announce that the Youth Career Initiative (YCI), the International Tourism Partnerships’ (ITP) youth employability programme has …

YCI’s self-managed approach helps programmes grow faster

YCI’s ambitious growth plans are well underway, with new programmes recently launching in the Maldives, Senegal, Zambia and

Life changing opportunity for thousands of young people across the globe thanks to new and renewed hotel industry support for the Youth Career Initiative

Life changing opportunity for thousands of young people across the globe thanks to new and renewed hotel industry support for the Youth Career Initiative

Thousands of young people around the world will have their lives changed for the better thanks to the

New contractor opportunity : YCI Regional Coordinator Contractor (India)

YCI has published a five year growth strategy, which outlines an ambition to scale up the activities of

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Martin, YCI Mexico City 2015

Martin, YCI Mexico City 2015

As a teenager, Martin was trafficked and forced to work as a manual labourer. After escaping from his traffickers, he was taken in by Casa Alianza, a …

Ranjeet – YCI India 2013

Ranjeet – YCI India 2013

Born into a farming family, Ranjeet left school at the age of 18 to pursue work as a waiter in …

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,

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

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

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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
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

YCI Dominican Republic was launched in the capital Santo Domingo in February 2016 with one participating hotel, the Courtyard Santo Domingo, and SOS... → 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
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

YCI's first programme in Puerto Rico will be launched in April, 2016 by the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, San Juan Marriott Resort... → 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
Kenya

Kenya

YCI Kenya launched in 2015, with six students including two survivors of human trafficking receiving training and mentoring at The Norfolk by... → 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
Maldives

Maldives

YCI Maldives was launched in 2015, with fourteen students having commenced the programme at Soneva Fushi.... → 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