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Rembrandt Hotel Embraces Migrant Workers' Potential

Bangkok, 25 July 2016 - The Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok become the first hotel to partner with IOM Thailand in an effort to recognize and realize the potential and contribution of migrant workers. By doing so, the Rembrandt and IOM join forces to support migrant workers in accessing skills development opportunities. Such support would in turn contribute to increased productivity, inclusion or recognition of migrant workforce and protection for migrant workers. 

Migrant trainees try to make a cocktail during a practical session supported by the Rembrandt Hotel

Rembrandt Hotel - Corporate Responsible Business

A hotel with corporate social responsibility policy at heart, the Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok promptly embraced IOM's approach for a support to provide skills development opportunities to migrant workers as the hotel acknowledges the contribution of migrant workforce in the business and sees the value of the human resources to ensure service excellence. 

The hotel personnel at various departments are enthusiastic to engage themselves and play their part in the IOM's skills development for migrant workers project. It is agreed that during June-September 2016, the training personnel of the Rembrandt Hotel will contribute to the delivery of a variety of training modules including food and beverages preparation, garments care and housekeeping. The classes will comprise both theoretical lectures and practical workshops at the hotel's facilities for the migrant participants to learn the skills from a real workplace. 

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Please click here to download the Rembrandt and IOM Brochure. 

IOM Thailand Launches Pilot Hospitality Training for Migrant Workers: An Initiative to Promote Skills Development of Migrant Workforce in Response to the Needs of Workers and Employers

After a series of multi-stakeholder consultations to explore the  feasibility of up-skilling migrant workers, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Thailand Country Office launched the pilot 60-hour hospitality training for migrant workers on Sunday 19 June 2016.  


20 out of 25 participants are female migrants from the domestic work and hospitality sectors who will be committed to attend a class of at least 6 hours every Sunday in Bangkok until September 2016. The trainings are supported by IOM, hospitality industry representatives and non-profit organizations. 

The training seeks to strengthen the linkages between skills development, successful migration outcomes and poverty reduction for migrants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam. It will facilitate migrants’ access to improved employment opportunities and conditions, both in Thailand and upon return to their countries of origin. 

The training modules include table service, food and beverage preparation, housekeeping, garment care, occupational health and safety, Thai and English language courses as well as instruction on safe migration practices. These areas were identified as the most valuable and sought-after skills following interviews with hospitality employers and migrant workers. 

The hospitality training is an activity under the inception phase of the IOM Regional Programme ‘Poverty Reduction through Skills Development for Safe and Regular Migration in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam’, funded by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). 

IOM is partnering with civil society organizations including the National Catholic Commission for Migration (NCCM) to keep track of trainee’s progress and strengthen migrant networks; and the Youth Connect Foundation to co-deliver ‘Thai Language for Housekeeping’ module. 

Click to download the IOM Thailand Labour Migration July 2016 Newsletter

For more information about IOM Thailand's Labour Migration Projects and activities, please contact Pukchanok PATTANATABUD, Coordination Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Pimchanok SUCANTASRI, Project Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.