Integrated Resort Schools Open in Japan

By Ben Hamill - August 01 2018
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A brand new program educating students on how to manage integrated casino resorts (IR) will be landing soon in Japan and the gaming hub of Macau. Galaxy Entertainment, Toyo University, and the University of Macau (UMAC) have teamed up to debut the “Japan-Macau Integrated Resort Management Mentorship Pilot Scheme” in order to prepare for the casinos that will be coming to Japan sometime within the end of the next decade.

The program has been engineered to provide university students in Japan a set of skills relating to IR management, which will be taught through month-long trips to Macau casinos. Galaxy has noted that the Mentorship Scheme aims to identify and provide a future generation of Japanese IR professionals with first-hand experience into what it takes to create and run the world’s largest IR – the Galaxy Macau.

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UMAC Lectures & Mentoring Sessions

The programme’s participants will be educated on the operation and management of these resorts through mentoring sessions and lectures led by faculty members of the UMAC International Integrated Resort Management programme. Mentoring, on the other hand, will be supplied by executives at Galaxy.

Between them, the two parties will cover areas like Corporate Social Responsibility, Hotel and Hospitality, Food and Beverage, and Marketing and Branding. Mentoring will also be supplied on the topics of Training, Human Resources, Retail, and Organisational Development to provide as much of a rounded education as possible.

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Galaxy Picks a Unique Approach

Vice Chairman of Galaxy, Francis Lui, commented on the programme by saying that together with the Galaxy Foundation and UMAC’s support, his company is thrilled to be sharing its outlook on sustainable, responsible IR development with the future leaders of the Japanese sector.

“Our group is passionate about nurturing future generations and providing them with strong opportunities for their future careers.”

Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of Galaxy

According to Lui, Galaxy and Macau both have a vision and a chance to share their formulae for success with Japan as it enters into the world of nationwide integrated resort introduction.

University of Macau (UMAC)

UMAC dean and Banco Nacional Ultramarino Finance Professor Jacky Yuk-chow also added that the university welcomes any opportunity to support its students with this programme by allowing its faculty members to share UMAC’s extensive IR industry knowledge with Japanese students.

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In the meantime, Galaxy has also opted for an unusual approach with its resort educational program. Instead of mimicking programs already found at the Japan Casino Academy and School, the company plans to focus heavily on promoting IR management while also incorporating non-gaming facets of resort management too. This approach, if successful, could ultimately change the way IR staff are educated in Canada and across the globe, potentially revolutionizing the field once and for all…

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