YCI Country Information
In 2005, six Marriott hotels located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Costa do Sauipe championed the set up of YCI in Brazil. Over the following years, 14 properties of seven hotel companies have become involved in the 24-week programme, which typically starts in April and ends in October each year. Over 450 students have graduated so far.
Currently, training is undertaken at properties operated by leading hotel companies in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro including Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott. Non-profit organisation Rede Cidadã coordinates local operations in São Paulo. The non-profit develops networks that support youth people in finding employment by focusing on their empowerment, active citizenship, digital inclusion and entrepreneurship.
In 2017, SOS Children’s Villages Brazil became the new non-profit partner in Rio de Janeiro and Sheraton Grand Rio joined as a new participating hotel.
The Global YCI team is based in London, UK and although we sometimes get to visit our programmes located around the world, it’s never often enough, so …
June 5, 2018
“Their career compounds itself with their lives and it is life changing but it’s also measurable.” Mariana Aldrigui is a …
February 15, 2018
“We are very grateful to all involved in the programme, and to the young people. I encourage allAugust 4, 2017 Read More
“A picture paints a thousand words” The YCI Photo Competition is your opportunity to tell the story ofApril 27, 2017 Read More
STR, the hotel sector’s leading source of data for benchmarking and analytics, is supporting the Youth Career InitiativeMarch 30, 2017 Read More