Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Inc. (TYEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SCENIC HOTELS to foster strategic partnership in relation to joint initiatives between the Parties on Wednesday, 22nd August 2018.
The signing of the MOU that took place at the SCENIC HOTELS was officiated by Lusia Latu-Jones, TYEE President and Katie Silcock, General Manager of SCENIC HOTELS in Tonga.
As New Zealand’s largest independently-owned and operated hotel group and prides itself on offering true Kiwi hospitality at each of its eighteen hotels. Located in nine popular regions in New Zealand and two in the South Pacific countries of Tonga and Niue. The agreement aims to build upon the strength of SCENIC HOTEL GROUP expertise in tourism and hospitality and their commitment to offering their clients quality with a genuine sense of Kiwi hospitality working to international standards with a touch of local flair.
Based on the shared vision and objectives for the benefit of providing better services for the Youth of Tonga in industry skills training, employment, ICT, entrepreneurship and cultural cooperation, the joint initiatives include provision of conference space and facility for TYEE training, hotel accommodation, TYEE Recruitment Services, project management, marketing and sales services and priority employment placements for TYEE registered youth whose training in Tonga will be substantially supported and funded by SCENIC HOTELS.
Latu-Jones said the agreement signifies the strong commitment of TYEE to embrace local and international partnerships as our objective and provides learning opportunities and employment opportunities for TYEE registered youth in various economic development programs in Tonga. The expansion in international partnerships will indeed pave the way for the development of a local-global youth platform through TYEE's new facility; Youth Tech Incubators Centre (YTIC) and Tonga Youth Market Connect (TYMC) which will admit its first intake of trainees in 2018/2019 training cycle year.
TYEE is very pleased with their new strategic partnership with SCENIC HOTELS and they thank Katie Silcock and her team for the wonderful opportunity and they look forward to working together in the Parties joint initiatives.
Silcock expressed that SCENIC HOTELS was glad to form a partnership with TYEE under the strong support of the SCENIC HOTEL GROUP in New Zealand. This partnership would not only bring benefits to the Parties and the countries tourism and hospitality culture on to an international stage, but also support the development of youth learning, training and employment in both Tonga and New Zealand.
TYEE a not for profit youth support service organisation in Tonga established in 2014 is always looking for new prospects, new professional partners as SCENIC HOTELS. It will enable us to collaborate and work together to achieve our objectives, deliver solutions and benefits in regards to youth industry skills training, employment and entrepreneurship with ICT opportunities and youth relevant career networks.
About SCENIC HOTELS, TONGA SOUTH PACIFIC
The first overseas addition to our Scenic family of hotels makes for a wonderful gateway to the Kingdom of Tonga. Scenic Hotel Tonga is located at Fua'amotu close to the island's secluded eastern beaches.
Scenic Hotel Group is committed to providing quality, comfortable accommodation that represents excellent value for leisure and business travellers from around New Zealand and around the world. We extend genuine friendly Kiwi hospitality to every guest who comes through our doors.
For more information about SCENIC HOTEL GROUP, Tonga, New Zealand and Niue, visit their website!
AMAIA LUXURY SPA
With two locations in the South Island of New Zealand, and one in Tonga, the team at Amaia Luxury Spa are dedicated to giving you a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
A superior menu of treatments ranging from Massage Therapy to Manicures and Pedicures will ensure you leave feeling relaxed and revitalised.
For more information about the Amaia Luxury Spa - visit their website!
Monday, 6th August 2018: Mr. GRAEME ATKINSON is TYEE's first official New Zealand VSA volunteer placement in Tonga. Graeme is accompanied by his wife, Joy Atkinson. TYEE welcomed Graeme and Joy to its family with prayers of thanks and a small shared morning tea with Board members and staff.
Graeme's engagement is important in supporting TYEE with the set-up of its new facility for the Youth Tech Incubators Centre (YTIC). Graeme, an ICT Expert and Trainer who will deliver the initial ICT Training program at the centre for TYEE participating youths who have showed interests in developing their ICT skills for a career they will choose in this global growing industry.
TYEE Work Readiness and Youth Entrepreneurship Training programs will also be delivered in this new centre to prepare the youths for their career paths, employment opportunities and/or creating and starting their own small business opportunities as youth entrepreneurs.
Aspirations matter and what young people in Tonga think about work, and how the young people aspirations in rural and urban Tonga shape their experience in TYEE and youth programs in general.
The YTIC centre also has a space for a Tonga Youth Market Connect (TYMC) platform where youths, businesses, opportunities and technical support for advertising, marketing, sales, project management and much more will be connected. Real People, Real Investment, Real Work, Real Impact and sustainable outcomes for Tonga and Youth.
A massive thank you to the NZ High Commission Office, Nuku'alofa and Daine Thorne-George from VSA New Zealand Office and her team for their support!
TYEE is humbled at the opportunity to work together with Graeme to achieve our goals while continuing to promote and build on the unique partnerships between TYEE and NZ VSA.