Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

26 Jordanian hotels take part in tourism training programme

28 Feb 2018

Hotel and tourism sector stakeholders on Wednesday came together to celebrate the expansion of the Pathways to Professionalism programme and the graduation of 123 workers at Jordanian hotels, under the patronage of Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab, a USAID statement said. 

Le Royal Amman and Century Park Hotel Amman officially joined the programme during the ceremony, bringing the total number of participating hotels to 26 in Amman, the Dead Sea, Petra and Aqaba.

 Pathways to Professionalism is a vocational training programme that offers on-the-job training for employees of Jordan’s hotels to help meet the growing demand for qualified workers, according to the statement. 

The program was launched in 2016 as a joint effort between the hotels sector, the USAID Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism project, the Ministry of Tourism and the Vocational Training Corporation. 

The programme currently provides training in food production, food and beverage services and housekeeping, with other professions and levels to be added soon, the statement read.

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