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Embarking on a Journey of Excellence through Taylor's STEP Initiative with Shangri–La Kuala Lumpur

An enchanting atmosphere filled the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur as it played host to a remarkable event - Student Employment Programme (STEP) Adoption Ceremony. This occasion marked the acceptance of 12 exceptional Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons) students into a programme that would shape their futures and ignite their potential. Under the STEP initiative, the students will have a 2 years head start and would be able to continue working after graduation around the globe and have rewarding careers. The industry on the other hand have the best opportunity to map their long-term recruitment plans and secure top-of-the-class talents from Taylor’s University, from all over the world, to be part of their organization’s talent pipeline.

As the ceremony commenced, the esteemed General Manager of the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Gonçalo Duarte Silva, took the stage to deliver a warm and heartfelt welcoming message. His words resonated with a sense of pride and enthusiasm as he congratulated the students on their achievement and emphasized the significance of their upcoming journey.

The atmosphere grew electric with anticipation as Associate Professor Dr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro, Head of School, School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events from Taylor’s University, an accomplished academician renowned for his expertise and passion for education, captivated the audience with his words of wisdom and encouragement. As the ceremony continued, each of the 12 students received a STEP Adoption certificate and were also presented with symbolic tokens of their acceptance into the programme. These tokens served as a physical reminder of the responsibilities and privileges that awaited them.

With each student receiving their certificate, an air of excitement and anticipation filled the room, underscoring the beginning of their transformative journey. The STEP Adoption Ceremony at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur was a memorable and transformative event, leaving a lasting impression on all those in attendance. It marked the beginning of an extraordinary chapter in the lives of these 12 students, promising them a future filled with growth, learning and limitless possibilities.


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