Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives renews partnership with Maldives National University to foster local talent

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and Maldives National University (MNU) announce their partnership’s renewal for the third successive, two-year term. The collaboration provides a platform for emerging talent to nurture and develop skills through hands-on experience and practical exposure designed to reinforce learned theory. Under the partnership, the resort offers internships, training programs and other collaborative efforts to students from MNU.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr Mark Eletr, the General Manager of Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives said, “We are excited to continue our partnership with Maldives National University to tap into a pool of fresh, talented individuals eager to make their mark in the hospitality sector. This partnership which is now in its fifth year, aligns with our vision of nurturing future leaders in the industry and ensuring we remain at the forefront of service excellence.”

“The hospitality and tourism sector offers unique opportunities, and through specially curated learning programs and guest-facing experiences, we hope that the industry’s excitement and diversity encourage students to embark on careers within the sector,” Mark further explained the importance of embracing the younger generation, “Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives prides itself on having about 40% Maldivian team members, positively contributing to the prosperity of local communities but also adding authenticity to the guest experience that is craved by international guests.”