Marriott International Resorts in Maldives Sign MoU with The Maldives National University
The seven Marriott International resorts in Maldives and The Maldives National University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16th November 2021. This represents a significant step towards enhancing the existing relations between Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (FHTS) and the tourism industry towards human capacity development.
The MoU was signed by the Vice Chancellor of The Maldives National University, Dr. Mohamed Shareef and the respective General Managers of the seven Marriott Bonvoy Portfolio of resorts in the Maldives. The resorts include JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa in Shaviyani Atoll; The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa in North Male’ Atoll; The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in Dhaalu Atoll; W Maldives in North Ari Atoll; The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort in Baa Atoll and Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa in Lhaviyani Atoll.
The agreement facilitates the capacity development of students and staff of both establishments in terms of knowledge exchange, internships, collaborative technical expertise between the two parties. It aims to strengthen, promote and develop cooperation between the two establishments based on the intention to effectively contribute to the nation building strategies.
The agreement brings forward and promotes shared excellence and development strategies between both parties. This exciting partnership will support, strengthen and develop mutually beneficial collaborative activities that would both contribute to the industry and academia positively.
“We are honoured to collaborate with The Maldives National University and be a part of the journey as the students begin and grow their careers in the thriving hospitality industry in the Maldives. Marriott International values and believes in the substance of learning and training – beyond what we do, we are committed to empowering future hoteliers to hone their skills and reach their full potential. Through this collaboration, it is our hope that the youths of the Maldives are not only equipped with skills, but are poised to be on the forefront of successful careers in the industry,” said Rivero Delgado, Marriot International Area Vice President for Singapore, Malaysia & Maldives. “This collaboration is set to play a pivotal role in strategically expanding our talent pool, where we look forward to making a difference in the areas where we operate.”
Through this partnership, students will have access to a vast variety of learnings and trainings across departments, from operations to marketing and branding as well.