NewsJuly 7, 2019

Minor Hotel Group celebrates fifth successful ‘Explorer’ vocational hotel training programme

Minor Hotel Group has celebrated the successful completion of its ‘Explorer’ vocational hotel training programme, with 12 locals graduating from the programme.

The graduates were awarded an internationally accredited certificate upon their completion of the programme at a special ceremony held at Hotel Jen in Male’ on Thursday. Another batch of 15 students was given their enrolment letters. Minister of Gender, Ms Shidhaatha Shareef handed over the certificates.


Amongst the enrolled student, two applicants were from the Children’s House of Orphanage. The two students had completed the three-month ‘Minor Hope’ internship programme.

Launched in 2014, the Explorer programme is accredited with international certification from Australia and aims to provide real-time remunerated work experience for both young internal hotel candidates and external school leaver participants. This year-long programme has a 70/20/10 format; 70% on the job learning, 20% on social learning and 10% online formal class group training. The programme has expanded to Thailand as well.

Upon completion of the programme, students will learn new skills and gain experience that will be significant to the hospitality industry.

Minor Hotel Group currently operates five properties in the Maldives including three resorts under the Anantara brand: Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas.