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Hilton backs Jordan entrepreneurship programme

AMMAN, January 4, 2017

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba have announced their partnership with Tamweelcom to empower young Jordanian entrepreneurs through provision of training, funding and mentorship needed to create and sustain their startup businesses.

Through this programme, Hilton and Tamweelcom will join forces to turn job seekers into job creators by providing young people (18 to 35 years) with practical skills-based training, access to capital, mentoring and other business development services, said a statement.

Starting January, young Jordanians from all across the kingdom will be invited to submit their business ideas. Applications will be then reviewed and qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview and a psychometric test. Shortlisted candidates will then be admitted to an intensive one month training programme on business development skills and tools, after which, they will present their business plans in front of a judging committee who will choose the winner.

In addition to the financial grant, the winner will also be matched with a professional mentor who will be shadowing the young entrepreneur throughout the first year of the business offering advice, best practices and business insights to ensure sustainability.

Elias J Moukarzel, general manager at Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, said: “Travel with Purpose, Hilton’s social responsibility program, focuses on creating opportunities and strengthening communities, and our partnership with Tamweelcom is a great reflection of how to implement these two pillars. We hope that this model will positively impact youth and encourage other ambitious young entrepreneurs follow the lead of their colleagues in order to become their own bosses and decrease unemployment in the society.”

“The initiative also supports Hilton Worldwide’s pledge to Open Doors to one million young people by 2019, by developing their skill-sets and providing them with sustainable career opportunities,” added Moukarzel. – TradeArabia News Service




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