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PBG Hospitality Training Program Cycle 2, 2015

On June 2nd-3rd, the latest Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program held orientation sessions with the 6 new students in the program. The students met their trainers and learned more about what they will be doing over the next four months in the program. The students will undergo intensive training for the next 8 weeks at […]

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Chiang Mai University Interns, Welcome!

YCF would like to welcome 3 students [Ms. Thamonwan Wansuti (Tak), Ms. Prapatsorn Tipparat (Loukpla), and Ms. Nisachol Chareunsub (Ing)] from the Sociology and Anthropology Department of Chiang Mai University. In the next several weeks, they will be assisting the YCF Transitions Education Team in developing the Specific Thai Curriculum/Learning materials and helping the current 26 Intensive students […]

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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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