In order to support Centara Hotels and Resorts' expansion
plans, the company last year established the Centara Academy, a hospitality training
centre. This is a joint venture by 3 organizations including Centara Hotels and Resorts,
Thailand's Department of Skills Development, the Ministry of Labour and Rangsit
The Centara Academy receives
high school (Mathayom 6) graduates to train for free for one year. The students receive an allowance and once they complete their training, they
are offered employment in one of the 13 properties of Centara Hotels and Resorts. The pilot project started in 2007 with an initial 37 students and more than 10 million baht
academy selects students who are keen on service and develop them to meet International standards. The students must attend the class
2 days a week and attend operations training at Centara Grand at Central
4 days per week. They receive 100 baht allowance per day per person. Two
meals per day are also available for them at the hotel's Staff Canteen. Centara Hotels and Resorts spends approximately
250,000 baht per student per year.
The first class, 37 students were
selected and will complete the course on 30th April this year. They will be admitted to be staff of Centara Hotels & Resorts once they receive a certificate issued
by Centara Hotels and Resorts, Department of Skills Development, Ministry of Labour and Rangsit University.
The courses available at
the Centara Academy are:
Rooms Division Course
- Food & Beverage Services Course
- Kitchen Course
For the next class, Centara Hotels & Resorts has set aside more than 15 million baht for 60 students. The application and selection process
will be completed on 30th April 2008. The class will start from 20th May.
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