Marriott Global Maldives and the Maldives Organization of Innovation (MIT) have teamed up to send off the Maldives' most memorable Clothing Affirmation Program, which has been supported by the Maldives Public Abilities Advancement Authority (MNSDA). This programme was created to prepare and upskill local talent in cordiality clothing tasks, as well as to maintain the most elevated cleanliness guidelines with a focus on visitor security and brand norms.
The collaboration with MIT was a natural fit given Marriott International's promise of Putting People First and its emphasis on training, retaining, and growing local talent. The programme is also open to local talent from the islands of Maafushi and Gulhi interested in advancing their careers in hospitality laundry operations.
The programme, which enrolled 21 local associates from Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of seven Maldives resorts, was delivered by MIT with input from resort laundry leaders. The course primarily focused on developing and upskilling local talent's laundry operational skills. All course sessions were led by MIT faculty members and delivered by resort laundry leaders. The certification programme lasted four months and included regular virtual theory sessions as well as physical practical sessions at the resorts.
Pre-Assessment exams, which consisted of two parts, written paper and viva examinations spearheaded by Learning & Development leaders at individual resorts, were held to prepare participants for the final examination. All participants were then invited to the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa for the Final Assessments, which were overseen by an MNSDA-appointed Chief Invigilator.
Marriott International, MIT, and MNSDA are optimistic about the success of this certification programme in training all local talents interested in careers in hospitality and laundry operations. The collaboration is another step in Marriott International's efforts to prioritise people, invest in local communities, and provide opportunities for local talent to grow.
Marriott Bonvoy's Maldives resort portfolio includes seven luxury hotels offering a variety of unique experiences, from overwater villas to private island escapes, each designed to showcase the Maldives' natural beauty while providing exceptional hospitality services. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, W Maldives, Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort are among the properties in the portfolio.