Marriott International-MIT launch Maldives’ first laundry certification program

Marriott International Maldives and the Maldives Institute of Technology (MIT) have collaborated to launch the Maldives’ first Laundry Certification Program.

The program has been approved by the Maldives National Skills Development Authority (MNSDA) and was initiated to train and upskill local talent in hospitality laundry operations. Additionally, the program aimed to maintain the highest hygiene standards with a priority on guest safety and brand standards.

The program is also extended to local talents pursuing their career growth opportunities in hospitality laundry operations from the islands of Maafushi and Gulhi, K. Atoll.

The program enrolled 21 local associates from Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of seven resorts in the Maldives. The course will primarily focus on developing and upskilling the laundry operational skills of local talents. All course sessions are delivered by laundry leaders of the resorts and headed by faculty from MIT.

The first edition of the course was conducted over four months, with regular virtual theory sessions and physical practical sessions conducted at respective resorts.

The participants were given pre-assessments at the respective resorts to get them ready for the final examination; which comprised two parts – a written paper, and VIVA examinations headed by learning and development leaders at the resorts.

All course participants attended the final examination at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The examination was held under the supervision of a chief invigilator nominated by MNSDA.

The Marriott Bonvoy’s core values include ‘putting people first’ and constantly works on providing career development and growth opportunities to its employees. This course is also in line with the hotelier brand’s philosophy of enhancing employee growth.

The Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of resorts in the Maldives includes seven luxury hotels. The portfolio includes 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.