Costa Rica

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YCI was first piloted in San José in 2008 by the Marriott Costa Rica San José and the Real InterContinental Costa Rica and World Vision Costa Rica provided local support for the pilot programme. After a few years' hiatus due to the effects of the global economic downturn in Costa Rica, YCI was able to re-launch in 2013 with both piloting properties as well as the Courtyard San Jose Escazú. Now seven properties take part of the initiative along with other key-partners: the National Institute of Learning (INA), the National Board of Children (PANI), Council of the Young Person (Consejo de la Persona Joven) and The training cycle typically runs from February/March until July/August each year.

Aldeas Infantiles SOS Costa Rica acts as YCI's non-profit partner in the country. They are dedicated to the foster the care of children and young people at risk, supporting them to build their own future, asserting their rights, and it participates in the development of their communities. YCI is part of their employability programme.

YCI Photo Competition 2017 – Request for submissions

YCI Photo Competition 2017 – Request for submissions

“A picture paints a thousand words” The YCI Photo Competition is your opportunity to tell the story of your dedicated YCI students, committed employees, and what makes …

STR sets the benchmark on youth employment opportunities

STR sets the benchmark on youth employment opportunities

STR, the hotel sector’s leading source of data for benchmarking and analytics, is supporting the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) to …

YCI Costa Rica graduate: Gregory

YCI Costa Rica graduate: Gregory

YCI Global Partnerships and Operations Manager Scott Robinson: I recently had the great pleasure of attending the Youth

YCI Costa Rica welcomes new students

YCI Costa Rica welcomes new students

  We are happy to announce that YCI Costa Rica has just launched its 2015 programme, since its

Why talent management in hospitality can drive wider community development

Why talent management in hospitality can drive wider community development

It’s World Tourism Day on 27th September and this year’s theme revolves around community development and the ability

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YCI Locations in Costa Rica

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YCI Costa Rica Gallery

  • 2014 YCI Costa Rica graduates

  • YCI Photo Competition Spring 2014 - Practical training category runner-up: the Courtyard by Marriott Escazu Hotel, San Jose

  • 2008 Marriott Group Staff & Participants

  • Opening Ceremony Marriott 2013

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