Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, a private island hideaway in the serene Shaviyani Atoll, and the Maldives National University’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (FHTS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for workplace collaboration on 17 August 2023. This represents a significant milestone which brings forward the shared aim of promoting excellence and the development of human capital in the tourism and hospitality sector of the Maldives.
The MoU was signed by the Vice Chancellor of the Maldives National University, Dr. Mohamed Shareef and Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi’s General Manager, Steven Stefaniuk, in the presence of representatives from both organizations.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Maldives National University to offer their students worthwhile internship opportunities. Our goal is to give back to the community and make a positive impact by nurturing a new generation of Maldivian talents and helping them enhance their skills and knowledge to succeed in the industry”, says Steven Stefaniuk.
The MoU enables students and employees from both institutions to build their capacities in terms of information sharing, internships, and collaborative technical expertise. The partnership with MNU will provide a valuable opportunity for local students to gain practical exposure and industry insights through a structured internship program and explore full-time career options at Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, a globally recognized, award-winning luxury resort known for delivering memorable travel experiences and personalized and thoughtful service.
The agreement aims to strengthen, promote, and develop cooperation between the two establishments based on the intention to contribute to the industry and academia positively.