It dates to year 2010 when Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events first established the Student Employment Programme (STEP) collaboration with Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur and continues the legacy of developing futureproof graduates. The school sealed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Shangri-La Group Kuala Lumpur to nurture future Hospitality Industry Leaders through the Student Employment Programme (STEP) 2.0 on 30th September 2022 at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus.
The event commenced by Prof. Dr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, Taylor's University, who was narrating the STEP collaboration with Shangri-La Group has produced many successful industry leaders in the past years. A Brand Presentation was presented by Mr. Gonçalo Duarte Silva, General Manager, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur followed by a presentation on career pathway programme by Ms. Suvita George, Director of Human Resources, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. "It is a golden opportunity for students to be trained with Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur and eventually seek placement at any of the over 100 luxury properties around the world" as explained by Ms. Suvita George.
Subsequently, the partnership agreement was signed by Prof. Dr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan and Mr. Gonçalo Duarte Silva, witnessed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro and Ms. Suvita George.
The students who attended this significant signing event were excited to be onboard in this meaningful journey. In pursuit of tomorrow’s Hospitality Industry Leaders!