Diageo Vietnam launches first “Learning for Life” training programme in VN

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 18:01

Trainees receive certificates after completing the “Learning for Life” programme by Diageo Vietnam. — Photo courtesy of the company

Diageo Vietnam (DVL) has launched the first “Learning for Life” training programme for 85 labourers in Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province.

“Learning for Life” is an initiative by Diageo launched on a global scale. The programme aims to help teach business and hospitality skills to those who are seeking employment in the hospitality industry and disadvantaged people that may have faced barriers to employment in their lives.

The programme sets a target to train at least 50 per cent of female trainees in each season. The programme provides equal access to business and hospitality skills and resources to increase employability, improve the livelihoods of the trainees, and contribute to a thriving hospitality sector.

"Diageo Vietnam launched the ‘Learning for Life’ programme in the central region where the hospitality industry sees strong growth. Besides that, demand for employment in the local area is increasing, especially after the pandemic, laborers need additional soft skill training for personal development, then giving them more confidence to access more employment opportunities. With the launch of the ‘Learning for Life’ programme in Quang Nam, Diageo Vietnam wants to create more employment options, contribute to enhancing the quality of labourers, improving the livelihoods of local people and promoting economic growth and sustainable prosperity,” said Huynh Thi Thanh Truc, Corporate Relations Director of Diageo Vietnam.

The ‘Learning for Life’ curriculum includes such barista skills as serving all kinds of drinks, recommending skills, and responsibly serving with DrinkiQ (positive drinking and raising public awareness of the risks brought by alcohol abuse) messages to customers. In addition, trainees are equipped with life skills, such as effective communication skills, teamwork, well-being, time management, confidence and assertiveness. All skills contribute to a firm base for each student to strive for more potential career opportunities in the future.

Diageo Vietnam will cooperate with governmental departments, and educational and training organisations in local areas to further expand the "Learning for Life" programme to other provinces and cities to support the growth of the individuals involved in the hospitality industry, as well as actively contribute to economic development in local areas. — VNS

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