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Congratulations to the Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program Apprentices Cycle 1… You Did It!

On Saturday May 3rd, the latest Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program held the graduation and certificate award ceremony for 6 students who completed their training and apprenticeships at PBG.  The students studied Thai and English language for communication in the hospitality industry, customer service, basic accounting, Life Skills, and basic computer skills to prepare them for […]

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Thank you to YCF Volunteer Trainer Bryan Dickson!

A big thank you from YCF and the PBG Hospitality Training Program to volunteer Customer Service Trainer Bryan Dickson.  Bryan spent last week training the current PBG Hospitality Program apprentices and several PBG staff on customer service dos and don’ts.  Bryan honed his skills working for Quantas Airlines in Australia and it was a joy […]

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New Intensive Program Students Begin Orientation and Training

Welcome to our 26 new students who began their Intensive Program on April 23rd!  The students are currently undergoing orientation with YCF staff  in which they review all the information about the program (program objectives, schedules, policies, procedures, etc.) while also doing some team building activities so they get to know their fellow program participants a […]

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Happy Graduation to 25 Apprentices!

On March 27, 2015, our latest cohort of YCF apprentices at local businesses and organizations completed their 3 month apprenticeships with YCF partner businesses. We are very happy and pleased to announce that these 25 students finished with their three month apprenticeships as a capstone to their nine month total training with YCF programs. Our students did a […]

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Deadline extended for verification of foreign migrant workers

The Labour Ministry has decided to extend the deadline for migrant worker verification to June 29. As reported by Thai PBS, out of a total of 1.6 million of foreign migrant workers from Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia who have registered with the Labour Ministry, only about 200,000 of them have so far had their nationalities […]

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Thank you YCF Volunteer Lindsay Albrecht!

A big thank you from YCF and the PBG Hospitality Training Program to volunteer English Teacher Lindsay Albrecht who provided instruction to our PBG students during their training.  The students loved her TPR lesson plan embellishments and interacting with her in the classroom.  Lindsay came to us via World Education and The School for International […]

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Students Celebrate Accomplishments and Completion of Transitions In-School Training Program

A total of 33 students from Kwik Kah Baung (KKB) and Boarding High School for Orphans and Helpless Youths (BHSOH) gathered together with YCF trainers and staff, teachers, and fellow students to celebrate their successful completion of the Transitions In-School Training program.  The students have been studying Thai and Life Skills for 20 hours each […]

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Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Cycle 1 2015 Launches

The Picturebook Guesthouse began its first cycle of Hospitality  Training at the guesthouse on January 7th, 2015.  Nine students from partner migrant learning centers were recruited to participate in the program. The students study English for Specific Purposes – Hospitality for the Picturebook Guesthouse as well as a comprehensive English Hospitality course using an integrated skills […]

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Happy Graduation to our 10 YCF Apprentices!

On October 24, 2014, 10 YCF apprentices at local businesses and organizations completed their 3 month apprenticeships with YCF partners. According to the feedback given over the course of their apprenticeships from apprenticeship supervisors at their businesses, the students performed admirably at their working places and tried to apply all the skills they acquired from […]

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29 Students Begin Intensive Program at YCF

29 students have been recruited for the Group 2 cycle of YCF Transitions’ Intensive Program.  The students sat our In-School Program at our partner migrant learning centers of CDC School and Hsa Thoo Lei School for three months and then applied to our Intensive Program in September.  They will now undergo intensive training in Thai, […]

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