Excited students pack YCI opening ceremony in Ho Chi Minh city

9/10/2019
On the 6th September 2019, the opening ceremony of the Youth Career Initiative took place at Le Merien Saigon hotel. This was the result of a long partnership between YCI, hotels namely Sheraton Saigon Hotel, Le Meridien Saigon, Renaissance Riverside Saigon and REACH center. 

In attendance at the event were, Hotel Manager, Mr. Robert Conte; Ms. Giang Thi Hoang Anh, Human Resources Manager; Mr. Simone Murru, Executive Chef; Ms. Ho Bach Duong,Senior Training Executive in Le Meridien Saigon Hotel;  Mr Scott Hodgetts, General Manager; Ms. Thảo Đoàn – Recruitment Manager; Ms. Phương Ngô, Human Resources & Training Supervisor in Sheraton Saigon Hotel; Ms. Tâm Director of Human Resource; and Mr. Lê Hoàn Vũ, Director of Operations at the Renaissance Riverside Saigon Hotel.

YCI opening ceremony in Ho Chi Minh city
The representatives from five stars hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Director Manager, Mr. Robert Conte addressed the crowd. 

I and the other managers here also started without experience, like all of you. So please don’t worry. Be confident” he told the new recruits. 

Hotel Manager, Mr. Robert Conte addressed
Hotel Manager, Mr. Robert Conte addressed

“You should remember to never stop asking questions. You should ask more and more. You should carry a book and a pen with you always and please write down any answers or any new things that you learn”, He advised the 21 new faces attending the program. 

This batch is the fifth batch opened in Ho Chi Minh. Of the 21 students enrolled 42% are male and 58% are female. There are also 33% that come from an ethnic minority. 

The COO at REACH, Mr. Dung Doan Tuan also offered words of encouragement. 

 “Your starting points is not so good as the others, but you should not think you can't do it in your mind. You will have to prove yourself worthy. You will demonstrate your ability to learn and to deserve the career opportunities offered by hotels, not because of your circumstances or starting points.” 

The COO at REACH, Mr. Dung Doan Tuan also offered words of encouragement
The COO at REACH, Mr. Dung Doan Tuan also offered words of encouragement

REACH welcomes all of you to become members of the REACH family. We wish you a great and meaningful time at REACH and in the hotels in which you will work. 

Some photos in the event

Mr. Robert Conte gave name card to students
Mr. Robert Conte gave name card to students

Mr. Lê Hoàn Vũ, Director of Operations at the Renaissance Riverside Saigon Hotel.
Mr. Lê Hoàn , Director of Operations at the Renaissance Riverside Saigon Hotel gave name cards
Mr Scott Hodgetts, General Manager
Mr Scott Hodgetts, General Manager

YCI group photos
YCI group photos
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