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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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Happy Graduation Intensive Students!

  On August 1, 2014, the YCF Transitions Intensive Training program  successfully completed and students are ready for their next step to do their 3 months apprenticeship placements at local businesses and organizations. The apprenticeship job positions are divided into different types of businesses in hospitality, hospital, retail shop, mechanic, arts and design, media, and […]

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Picturebook Guesthouse Turns Two!

In June 2012, the story that is the Picturebook Guesthouse officially began when we celebrated our open house.  This month we turned two!  Congratulations to all our partners, staff, and guests who have made the PBG one of the finest guesthouses in Mae Sot.  We have had the privilege of serving hundreds of guests over […]

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The Picturebook Guesthouse Wins Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award

We are delighted to report that the Picturebook Guesthouse was recognized by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award.  We are proud of this milestone and we will keep working hard to improve our operations and guest services to provide our patrons with the best possible experience while staying with us. Congratulations to PBG […]

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PBG Hospitality Training Program Cycle 2, 2014 Launch

On May 29-30th, the latest Picturebook Guesthouse Hospitality Training Program held orientation sessions with the 8 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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New Intensive Program Students Begin Orientation and Training

Welcome to our 14 new students who began their Intensive Program on May 6th!  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 […]

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YCF Transitions Program Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

On Saturday, April 5th, 21 apprentices celebrated their completion of the YCF Transitions program and their apprenticeships with a certificate award ceremony held at the Picturebook Guesthouse.  The students finished their 3 month apprenticeships in fine form and we were happy to celebrate their wonderful achievement with YCF staff, students, employers, and their families.  Congratulations […]

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YCF Staff Take a Trip to Mokfaisai Resort

YCF staff attended a staff retreat at Mokfaisai Resort near Tak on March 24-26th.  The staff did a variety of team building activities as well as personal goal setting and team strategic action plans for 2014.  The retreat was a lot of fun and staff returned to Mae Sot refreshed and better acquainted with both […]

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