IHG Hotels and Resorts’ Skills Academy goes global

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IHG Hotels & Resorts has expanded its world class training programme to offer core learning content in eight additional languages, making it a truly global resource that will benefit hospitality and early career professionals the world over.  

The IHG Skills Academy, a virtual learning platform, was launched in the UK last October. It was created to help break down the barriers to education and training that an increasing number of community groups face – barriers that were exacerbated by the pandemic. 

Now available in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish (Latin American), Thai, and Ukrainian, the academy offers free online education, courses and opportunities for people looking to build their confidence; get employment ready and explore a career in hospitality.

IHG is partnering with the Queen Rania Foundation to support the skills development of young people in the MENA region through the foundations’ online learning platform Edraak. The learning content will be available in both English and Arabic to cater to youth across the region.

“The Queen Rania Foundation and IHG have a shared goal in supporting the skills development of young people in the MENA region. We are excited by the global launch of the IHG Skills Academy as this is an important step to meet IHG’s aspirational impact goals for the next decade. We look forward to leveraging our online learning platform Edraak in partnership with the IHG Skills Academy to reach and meet the skilling needs of young people in our region,” said Samir Farrag, Director of Strategic Partnerships QRF.