If you are traveling to Malaysia, you may want to visit the Hyatt Regency, Kinabalu. They offered a program to seven students who are hearing-impaired to spend their education program requirement for four-months of vocational training that provides these students with practical, hands-on training in the pastry kitchen and the housekeeping department at the hotel. These trainees are given the same duties and responsibilities as current employees and must meet the same expectations in job performance. Information about basic sign language is provided to all employees in an effort to encourage employees to learn and use sign-language to communicate with these students. There is also a sign-language interpreter on-hand at scheduled trainee meetings to ensure that the trainees fully understand what is being discussed.
Seven students today; perhaps seventy tomorrow?
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