PSDF WILL TRAIN THE WORKFORCE ACROSS LEADING HOSPITALITY SEGMENTS, WHILST ATLANTIS, THE PALM WILL EMPLOY THEM IN VARIOUS ROLES ACROSS THE RESORT
Lahore, Pakistan – Dubai’s leading entertainment resort Atlantis, The Palm has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) with the aim of hiring and training staff from Punjab, Pakistan. The agreement was signed between Mr. Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis The Palm and The Royal Atlantis and Mr. Jawad Khan, Chief Executive Officer PSDF at the Atlantis, The Palm.
The two parties are committed to creating a prosperous partnership to give workers from Punjab the chance to grow their careers within one of Gulf’s most iconic resorts. In accordance with the agreement, PSDF will train the workforce across leading hospitality segments, while Atlantis will employ them in various roles across the resort. The move will create a range of exciting job opportunities for workers from Punjab while Atlantis will benefit from a workforce of talented and dedicated staff.
Mr. Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis The Palm and The Royal Atlantis said, “It is a pleasure to sign this MoU, which is in line with the Year of Tolerance. As one of the leading entertainment resorts in the world, Atlantis, The Palm has always been at the forefront, employing people from different nationalities, which serves as a strong pillar for our successful operations. We are confident that this new agreement will strengthen ties and broaden cooperation between the UAE and Pakistan,”
Mr. Jawad Khan, CEO PSDF said, “Atlantis, The Palm, is the biggest brand in the luxury resort business and it is indeed a great opportunity for professionals from the hospitality industry to work at the resort. We are very excited to train a skilled workforce and remain confident that Atlantis, The Palm will find them to be amongst the best trained.”
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Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) is a section 42 not-for- profit company established in 2010 under the Companies Ordinance 1984 by the Government of the Punjab in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID, UK). The World Bank is also providing funds to the Punjab Government for the trainings to be funded by PSDF. PSDF aims to provide quality skills and vocational training opportunities to the poor and vulnerable populations of all the 36 districts of Punjab in order to improve livelihood prospects for them. Since its establishment in 2011, PSDF has trained more than 227,000 youth in over 200 trades by engaging 250+ private & public sector training providers. Over the next 5 years, we are on a mission to train over 400,000 youth across Punjab that will be employed in Pakistan and abroad.
Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF)