For the last two years, AccorHotels has provided fantastic opportunities for Youth Off The Streets students looking for further training, education and career opportunities.
Since the initiation of the AccorHotels program in 2016, 60 of our kids have been given opportunities they may have never received before. As part of the program our young people were invited to attend a five day training program to get a taste for the ins and outs of the hotel and hospitality industry. The program comprised of two days of induction training, two days’ work placement at an AccorHotel property, and a job interview on the final day.
We are proud to announce that over the two year period, 29 of the young people who completed the training were offered a job within the AccorHotels Pacific network.
At Youth Off The Streets it is our goal that young people will leave our care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full or part time job in hand. We understand the difference having a job can make for young people: improving their self-esteem, helping them contribute as a member of society, and having access to their own money. Opportunities like the ones provided by AccorHotels give young people the step up they need to develop vital workplace connections and skills.
We consider this program one of our most successful programs that adds tremendous value to our young people’s lives. Through the program offered by AccorHotels and the support from Youth Off The Streets teachers and youth workers, we have been able to assist young people as they continue their journey to independence and self-fulfilment.