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Looking ahead as it undergoes a 10-month regeneration, The Datai Langkawi will be the first hotel in the region to offer certification education programmes to its employees with the launch of the ‘Datai Investing in People’ initiative to support and nurture talent within the hospitality industry in Malaysia.

The Datai Investing in People programme will see its staff members attend custom designed classes to earn certifications in the field of hospitality, during the resort’s 10-month closure. The programme adopts a two-pronged approach to train staff members to continue to deliver service excellence as well as provide them with opportunities to grow and excel, through the Executive Advance Certificate in Hospitality Management and the Certification Education Programme.

The Executive Advance Certificate in Hospitality Management modules are designed in partnership with University Utara Malaysia and Overview Sdn Bhd, while the Certification Education Programme modules are designed in partnership with Langkawi Tourism Academy and Taylor’s University. The Datai Investing in People programme commenced in July 2017 with a pre-programme strengthening curriculum, which included English and computer classes for all candidates. The programme will continue at the respective hospitality schools at the end of October and extend into March 2018. The Datai Langkawi has also structured a post-programme skills training schedule from April 2018 onwards.

“It is our team at the resort that has helped foster and establish the renowned Datai DNA that we are famed for. We are thus proud to launch this programme to further foster our talents and nurture the future generations of The Datai family,” commented Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi.

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