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 Members awarded for investing in young talent and skills

We are excited to tell you about the success of three of our member hotel groups at this year’s Youth Hotelier Summit. Hosted in Lausanne, Switzerland, the …

Empowering Girls and Celebrating their Innovation

By Devika Jina We are proud to work with a host of NGO partners around the world. Not only are …

What makes an excellent hotel visit? People

What makes an excellent hotel visit? People

By Scott Robinson Scott is our Partnerships and Operations Manager. He joined the YCI Team in October 2014

YCI Jordan Opening Ceremony Hosted by Le Meridien Amman

YCI Jordan Opening Ceremony Hosted by Le Meridien Amman

We are always eager to build long lasting relationships with our global partners, so we are delighted that

Class of 2014-15 Hanoi Graduate

Class of 2014-15 Hanoi Graduate

We’re always delighted to hear more about graduation ceremonies held across the four regions in which we operate,

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Rosy – YCI India 2015

Rosy – YCI India 2015

Background Rosy is a recent YCI graduate, who trained at the Trident Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai during the city’s 2014-15 programme. As a gregarious and enthusiastic …

Viet – YCI Vietnam 2013

Viet – YCI Vietnam 2013

Background Viet has one sister and one brother who is blind. Whilst he was growing up in the Yen Bai …

Scarlet – YCI Brazil 2011

Scarlet – YCI Brazil 2011

Background                                                                           Scarlet used to work as a telemarketing operator for about seven months. She did not like the

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

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

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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

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