Sheraton Kampala Hotel to train young entrepreneurs in hospitality


Sheraton Kampala Hotel in partnership with Enterprise Uganda and supported by the Youth Business International

today signed Memorandum of understanding (M.O.U). This initiative is aimed at providing young entrepreneurs with

various skills in the hospitality industry through hands-on training and exposure.

The training will take place over a period of 12 months and Sheraton Kampala Hotel will train twenty young

entrepreneurs that will be selected from a pool of applicants. The training will be in all departments of the hotel and

the interns will be guided and trained by our very experienced line personnel.

“At Sheraton Kampala we strongly believe in youth development initiatives as a means of maximizing the potential

of the underprivileged and at risk youth and one of the ways is through our extensive hands-on training program

that we operate and use to train aspiring hoteliers. Some of the outstanding trainees join us on a full time basis. We

are very grateful for this partnership with Enterprise Uganda and we believe the youth that will be selected will

benefit a lot from this training.” Said Sheraton’s General manager Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt.

Sheraton Kampala Hotel which is managed by Constellation Hospitality,( a Dubai based Hotel Management

Company) is confident that the success of this partnership in Uganda will be the perfect catalyst to roll out similar

programs across the other sister properties. The initiative is also in line with Constellation’s strategic goals to

improve the skills and develop the careers of its associates.

With the high levels of unemployment in Uganda, Sheraton and Enterprise Uganda have offered this training

opportunity to equip the youth with the skills and knowledge to be able to start up their own businesses. The

hospitality industry is extremely competitive and this training will go a long way in ensuring the youth entrepreneurs

stand out from their counterparts.

“We are very grateful to Sheraton opening its doors for the Youth to train at the Sheraton Kampala because this is

an great opportunity for them to maximize and improve their operational knowledge and business acumen. We trust

the expertise at Sheraton and we are confident that these skills will be passed on to the trainees to be better

hoteliers and entrepreneurs. The training will be a 360 degree course where they will receive knowledge from some

of the best people in the hospitality industry as well as advise and mentorship from the experts at Enterprise

Uganda. The main essence of this training is to offer youth skills that can be used to start up their own business or

apply the skills in their careers” Explained Mr. Charles Ocici, Executive Director of Enterprise.

The picture is:

Sheraton’s GM, Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt  (L )exchange Memorandums of Understanding with Mr. Charles Ocici the Executive Director (C ) and Mr Andrew Davenport the C.E.O (R ) from Enterprise Uganda and Youth Business international respectively today at the press conference held at Sheraton Kampala Hotel. The M.O.Us were meant to seal the partnership between Sheraton and Enterprise Uganda who are being supported by Youth Business International to train young entrepreneurs with hospitality skills.

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