GK Japan MGM Resorts MGM Resorts partners with Kansai University of Foreign Studies 語 Special training program at integrated resort…
GK Japan MGM Resorts
MGM Resorts partners with Kansai University of Foreign Studies 語 Special training program at integrated resort in Las Vegas to develop advanced hospitality human resources in Japan
～ KGU × MGM Education Program ～
Godo Kaisha Japan MGM Resorts (located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Executive Officer and CEO: Ed Bowers; hereinafter referred to as Japan MGM Resorts) has been cooperating with Kansai Foreign Languages to foster global hospitality talent. The university and 20 students from the University’s Service and Hospitality Industry Leader Development Program were invited to an integrated resort in Las Vegas for two weeks from February 2 (Sun) to 15 (Sat) 2020 to provide hospitality and service We will conduct a comprehensive study “KGU x MGM Education Program”.
(Orientation held at Kansai University of Foreign Studies on January 7, 2020) プ ロ グ ラ ム This program is a special training program offered as a part of the “Service and Hospitality Industry Leader Development Program” established by Kansai University of Foreign Studies in September 2018. World class standards through tours of large integrated resorts (IR) including Park MGM Las Vegas, interaction with MGM Resorts employees working on site, and providing knowledge of MGM Resorts’ global hospitality The aim is to give students a better understanding of international service operations and management know-how in the hospitality industry by experiencing “hospitality”.
In preparation for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Osaka Expo, etc., the demand for human resources in the tourism and hospitality industries will increase dramatically, while the shortage of human resources with international management experience and knowledge of hotels and resort facilities is an urgent issue It has been pointed out. Under these circumstances, Japan MGM Resorts has collaborated with Kansai University of Foreign Studies since 2018 to hold lectures for students seeking employment in the tourism industry, including collaboration with domestic educational institutions, and the next generation in the hotel industry. We have been working early to support the development of leaders. This time, by providing opportunities for participating students to share the experience and know-how of integrated resort management accumulated by MGM Resorts through a special training program on site, we will provide an opportunity to foster their global mindset, We would like to contribute to the development of advanced human resources who will be responsible for the future of inbound tourism in Japan.
Kansai University of Foreign Studies / Professor Stephen Zaker, MGM Resorts International / Jodi Collins,
President of Kansai University of Foreign Studies / Eiko Tanimoto, MGM Resorts International / Wanda Smith Gispurt
Activities to develop service and hospitality human resources through collaboration between MGM Resorts and Kansai University of Foreign Studies
The collaboration between MGM Resorts and Kansai University of Foreign Studies dates back to September 2018, and a lecture commemorating the opening of the “ Service and Hospitality Industry Leader Development Program ” held in November of the same year is MGM Resorts
International / Food and Drink Ali Kastrati, Chief Hospitality Officer and Head of the Division, delivered a special lecture.
In a lecture by Kastrati entitled “MGM Thinks about the Impact of an Integrated Resort (IR) on the Japanese Hospitality Industry”, he talked to students about the problems he discovered through his experience of visiting Japan, as well as a high level of “hospitality = hospitality.” “It is important that the Japanese take a leading role in tourism in Japan.
We hope that the new academic and educational fields of “hospitality management” and “hotel administration” will spread and deepen into Japan more widely and deeply through various programs.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is a global entertainment company with S & P500 (R) components, a state-of-the-art MICE facility, retail and arena with great live and theater performances, arenas, restaurants, nightlife and retail stores. And develops and operates integrated resorts (IRs) worldwide and owns 28 hotel brands. In 2018, we opened Bellagio-branded hotels in MGM Springfield, Mass., MGM Cotai in Macau, and Shanghai. With over 83,000 employees worldwide, MGM Resorts is recognized by FORTUNE (R) Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”. For more information, visit www.mgmresorts.com
About Japan MGM Resorts LLC
Japan MGM Resorts was established in December 2014 as a Japanese subsidiary of MGM Resorts International with the aim of entering the integrated resort market in Japan. In January 2019, the Osaka office, which will serve as the base for Kansai, was opened in Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City, and we are working to realize an integrated resort in Japan based on both bases.
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