Since 2010 Shangri-La Hotel, Quingdao has partnered with three vocational colleges-Qingdao Vocational & Technological College, Qingdao Hengxing College and Qingdao Hotel Management College in response to a need for skilled labourers in the booming city of Qingdao. The hotel has assisted students from low-income families though financial support and providing internship opportunities in the hotel’s engineering department. To date, the hotel has supported 60 students and provided internships to 15 students. Moreover, after completing their internships in Engineering, seven trainees have been employed as permanent staff. In 2013, four new trainees will join the programme.
On 23 May, Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao launched the 2013 Blue Collar Assistance Project at a ceremony at Qingdao Hotel Management College. Henry Lee, General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao issued tuition fees for 50 students on what was a very memorable occasion.
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