Training course improves soft skills for hospitality students in central region

Monday, Apr 10, 2023 17:26

More than 200 students of Da Nang Vocational Tourism College were trained on soft skills in the hospitality industry as part of the “Learning for Life” programme. — Photo Diageo Vietnam

More than 200 students of Da Nang Vocational Tourism College were trained in soft skills in the hospitality industry as part of the “Learning for Life” programme conducted by Diageo Vietnam Company (DVL).

The training curriculum includes soft skills and bar knowledge training, including basic knowledge of the bartending industry, skills in preparing and serving drinks, effective communication skills, teamwork, physical and mental health awareness, time management, self-confidence-building skills and personal image management skills on social media.

Students also had a chance to learn about nightlife professions and understand the value and potential career paths in this industry. In addition, experts from DVL also introduced participants and guided them through the responsible drinking programme (DRINKiQ).

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

“Learning for Life” 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 enhance employability, improve the quality of life for the trainees and contribute to a thriving hospitality sector.

Ha Thi Vy, Vice Principal of Danang Vocational Tourism College, said: "Our goal is to contribute to promoting the quality of education by creating opportunities for students to be exposed and well prepared for job opportunities after graduation."

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 students in particular and the hospitality industry in general, as well as actively contribute to economic development in local areas.

Huynh Thi Thanh Truc, Corporate Relations Director of Diageo Vietnam, said: "With the ‘Learning For Life’ programme, Diageo Vietnam aims to create more employment opportunities, contribute to enhance labourers’ skills and life quality and promote economic development in local areas. We hope these first successful training courses will be the solid foundation to continue developing the programme and spreading the value of equality in learning opportunities to Vietnamese youngsters, thereby building a more prosperous hospitality industry, and a more developed society in the future.”

In Viet Nam, “Learning for Life” was first implemented in the central region, where the restaurant-hotel industry is in the progress of development. The demand for local jobs has increased since the pandemic, and labourers need more training in soft skills to help develop themselves, thereby helping them confidently approach job opportunities. — VNS

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