Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) has endorsed Maldives first training institute dedicated to the training of Butlers in the Maldives, Maldives Butler Academy.
“MATI recognizes the importance of an institution that is focused on developing Butlers that will serve in the Maldives hospitality and beyond,” MATI commented.
Maldives Butler Academy is the first Butler Academy registered and recognized by the Ministry of Tourism in the Maldives to develop and specialize professionals in the tourism and hospitality industry.
“Maldives Butler Academy is honored by the recognition of MATI of initiatives by Maldivian enterprises that are focused in making a difference in the Maldivian hospitality industry,” Mohamed Yamany, the Principal and Trainer of Maldives Butler Academy said.
The inception of the Butler Academy was an initiative taken in accordance with the Maldivian Government’s efforts to improve and provide opportunities for the locals here in Maldives and assist them in growing in their respective careers. Tourism Minister expressed his gratitude on the initiative taken by Maldives Butler Academy to provide certified courses for hospitality and tourism professionals.
“This initiative will be a game-changer to the tourism industry,” said the Tourism Minister. “As part of the Ministry’s master plan to provide more opportunities for locals, we believe the Maldives Butler Academy will assist us in producing top level butlers for the industry. The Ministry intends to introduce new tourism sectors to Maldives such as real estate tourism and private island tourism under the new act. Hence, there is a need for more local certified butlers as we want more locals to be involved in higher paying positions.”
The Minister also noted that the Ministry of Tourism endorses the trained butlers and discussion are taking place with Maldives Qualification Authority (MQA) to get an approved certification level.