Marriott’s hospitality training programme, Tahseen, now a bachelor’s degree in Egypt
Tahseen was first launched by Marriott International in Saudi Arabia in 2017
The programme that was launched in Egypt 2018 in partnership with Helwan University and Professional Development Foundation (PDF) works on training the next generation of hospitality members by providing them with first-hand experience of the industry.
H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of Tourism, Egypt said: “The Tahseen training programme is in line with the institutional reform pillar within the Egypt—Tourism Reform Program. Building capacity through training and human resource development strengthens the competitiveness of the tourism sector. The travel and tourism industry in Egypt provides over three million jobs and our overarching objective is to have at least one individual in each Egyptian family working directly or indirectly in the tourism sector.”
The now accredited degree is a bachelor of hotel operations management degree, earned upon completion of a four-year programme. The degree will be broken down into one year of university, followed by three years consisting of 14 weeks each of classroom learning and 32 weeks each of onsite training.
The programme aims to provide students with practical exposure to working within the industry in addition to theoretical learning.
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director Middle East and Africa, Marriott International said: “Today, Marriott International employs over 10,000 associates across our hotels in Egypt with 99% of them being Egyptian nationals. We remain committed and passionate about providing those keen for a budding career in hospitality with the tools and skills they need to succeed – not only for their own development but also to be a part of the wider Egypt success story.”