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The YCF Picturebook Guesthouse’s Hospitality Training 2017

The six months of intensive hospitality training is designed to provide the trainees to be able to deliver effective and excellent guest services. The training also prepares them to communicate meaningfully with a variety of guests who they will encounter at the guesthouse during their apprenticeships as well as at their jobs following the program. […]

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YCF Transitions Apprenticeship program successfully on 25th March 2017

There were 25 students accomplished the YCF Transitions Apprenticeship program successfully on 25th March 2017. There weren’t anyone who dismissed from the program in this term because all students expect to get a good job after they completed the program. Our students did a great job in their placements as real staff and workers and they received valuable […]

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What’s new in this coming up Transitions In-school Training!

The session 2 of the 2016-2017 In-School Program students will be joining us during the last week of October. In the meantime the YCF education team will going out into the community to deliver our In-school presentation explaining everything about the program.  We will be visiting the BHSOH learning center on 30 September from 2 pm. until […]

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Calls for PBG Hospitality Training Application 2016!

The Picturebook Guesthouse is providing its PBG hospitality training course from June-December 2016. The training programme consists of communicative English, English for hospitality businesses, basic Thai and Life Skills, which take place in Mae Sot, Tak. The 24-week course includes apprenticeship at the Picturebook Guesthouse. No tuition fee for training. Application Deadline: June 2nd (Thursday), […]

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YCF Transitions Apprenticeship Session 1 (2015-2016)

Currently, 29 students are in their fourth week of their 3 month apprenticeships at local businesses in Mae Sot. In the first month students got used to their new work places and began applying the skills they had developed, in their intensive training, to their new work. Weekly feedback from their supervisors with the Employment […]

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YCF Transitions Intensive Training Graduation 2015

The Intensive Training Cycle 2 of 2015 successfully completed their studies in December 2015. All the students took both Thai and Life Skill final exams on December 14th.The final exam results were good with most of the students achieving a high grade and they are really happy with their results. As trainers we are very […]

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Migrant verification program begins but most risk being frozen out

As reported in The Myanmar Times, new migrations efforts are underway to start a nationality-verification process, designed to regularise the status of over half a million workers caught in immigration limbo. The plan involves sending teams across Thailand to conduct a mass survey to establish the passport eligibility of over 660,000 Myanmar workers and their dependants who hold […]

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Migrant deadline passes in Thailand

More than 100,000 Cambodian workers in Thailand could face arrest and deportation after the deadline for reapplying for a work permit extension expired. According to Thailand-based migrant expert and workers’ rights advocate Andy Hall, talking to the Phnom Penh Post, it was “not possible” for the government to re-register the huge number of workers in time. This […]

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A special thanks to our Chiang Mai University Interns!

It’s time to say goodbye to Tak, Louk-pla, and Ing, Interns from Sociology and Anthropology Department, Chiang Mai University. We enjoyed having them in our Transitions Education Team and we appreciate all their hard work and enthusiasm. Our interns make great contributions to the organization. They have developed the materials for Specific Thai Languages in […]

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Thank you to Former YCF Director Mickey Goggin!

A big thank you from YCF and the PBG Hospitality Training Program to Former YCF Director Mickey Goggin. Mickey just finished as the Director of Youth Connect Foundation from May 2013 – May 2015. He brought in his expertise on Education and Curriculum Development for migrant youths and mix ability. We had the pleasure of […]

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