LAS VEGAS, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is proud to recognize its global team members who volunteer as mentors to students and young business professionals in conjunction with International Mentoring Day on January 17. Mentors play a vital role in helping shape the minds of future industry leaders and is the reason LVS continues to participate in mentoring programs at its properties in Las Vegas, Macao and Singapore.
In Macao, through the Sands China Leadership Academy, more than 150 team members have participated in a new series of strategic leadership development programs. Additionally, over the past 18 months, senior executives from SCL have been paired with eight high potential team members to help develop and hone the skills needed to take on leadership roles within the company.
At Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, day programs have been held for local students to learn directly from experienced team members, while plans are underway to enrich the program to further support students specifically looking to enter the hospitality industry.
As a part of the Sands Cares corporate citizenship program, in Las Vegas, there are 25 mentors currently participating at The Venetian and The Palazzo through LVS' partnership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since 1994, the Hotel College Mentor Program at UNLV has been offered to junior and senior level students, allowing them to gain firsthand experience from their mentor over the course of a seven-month period.
Team members take it upon themselves to give back to those who have a thirst for knowledge in the hospitality and gaming industries. Last year, Jack Easdale, vice president of yield management for The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas was honored with the UNLV Mentor of the Year Award for his work with hotel college student Kaiyang Wu. "I became a mentor because I wish it was something we had in school when I was a student," says Easdale. "It's a great way to get involved in the industry when you are still learning."
The company's official blog, Sands Confidential, will be highlighting these programs throughout the week to recognize the importance of supporting students and young professionals in the local communities where LVS operates.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp. Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world's leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants and many other amenities.
Our properties include the five-diamond Venetian and Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company's award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
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