YCI Country Information
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa wanted to strengthen its links with the local community and decided to set up YCI to help them achieve this ambition. The property has been successfully training young people since 2006, thus facilitating their transition into work life and helping them to make informed career choices.
The typical programme cycle sees students starting the training in February and finishing with a graduation ceremony in August of the same year. Many graduates have continued onto employment in the hospitality sector, whilst others have utilised the skills they have learned to follow new career paths.