Centara Maldives launches next generation leadership program

Maldives Promotion House – Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has launched a program to groom Maldivian Managers. Under the program Centara will offer scholarships to staff members to study at leading universities around the world. During the program scholars will get full pay and benefits as per a working team member.

According to Centara’s Director of Human Resources, Mohamed Solih Didi their aim is to train next generation of Manager’s to lead the resorts. “Today we are starting a completely new program. We want to open new opportunities for Maldivians working in our resorts. Our aim is to develop next generation of managers to lead our resorts” said Didi. “This is just a beginning and we will continue this from year to year” he added.

For this year’s program Assistant Manager of Food and Beverage Department, Ahmed Husnee is selected. He was selected from three other candidates applied for the scholarship.

Husnee thanked the management for the opportunity. “I joined Centara due to number of career development opportunities available here. Three years back I joined this resort as a waiter and today I’m lucky to get this opportunity to enhance my career. After completing this program I hope to be a manager or can even be the general manager in the future” Husnee said.

As per the program scholars will complete six months of studies at a University in Thailand and six months at a university in Switzerland.

In addition to this program Centara Maldives runs an apprenticeship program by Centara Institute of Management Studies. Apprenticeship program is conducted according to the syllabus of Maldives National University’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies.

“We are trying to create more career development opportunities for our team members. We are opening new resorts in Maldives and our programs will also get enhanced at the same time” said Voyteck Klasicki, Centara Hotels and Resorts Area General Manager in Maldives.

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