UK: The online IHG Skills Academy has launched in the UK and will roll out across the rest of the world in several languages throughout 2022.
The digital platform is an extension of the IHG Academy, providing education and training courses for people looking to kickstart their career.
IHG will be able to tailor and fast-track the recruitment process for participants who have completed certain modules. The group is working with national and international businesses to explore online and in-person opportunities.
Learning Pool, the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, St. Mungo’s, and Only A Pavement Away are some of the partners involved. IHG aims to support hundreds of thousands of people over the next decade who face barriers to education and training.
Yasmin Diamond, EVP of corporate affairs at IHG said: “With 6,000 IHG hotels in over 100 countries, we’re proud to be at the heart of so many communities and recognise the responsibility and opportunity we have to make a difference. Our IHG Academy programme has been invaluable in connecting our hotels with their communities, providing thousands of jobs and opportunities over more than 15 years. As we continue to grow our business, we’re committed to making a difference on an even larger scale and with the help of our incredible partners, IHG Skills Academy will help bring to life our IHG Academy in a new digital format.”
Adam Rees, service director at St. Mungo’s, said: “We worked closely with IHG during the Covid-19 pandemic to accommodate over 2,000 people affected by homelessness and we’re thrilled to extend our collaboration in this transformative way. Providing our clients with access to learning through the IHG Academy will help us work towards our vision of everyone having a place to call home and the chance to fulfil their hopes and ambitions, with skills training and employment support underpinning their long-term recovery from homelessness.”
The new digital platform forms part of IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow business plan, which aims to help improve the lives of 30 million people by 2030.