Melco celebrates as 20 team members graduate from back-to-school program – IAG

As part of its global people development initiatives, Melco Resorts & Entertainment organized a dedicated event Back to school graduation ceremony for 20 employees who studied for their high school diplomas while working full time at Melco.

The graduation event was attended by Melco’s President and CEO, Lawrence Ho, as well as the Vice-Principal of Escola Secundária Luso-Chinaa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Ms. Ieong Weng Si and the Director of the Institute for the study of commercial games from the University of Macao. , Professor Davis Fong.

To support lifelong learning, Melco has implemented the Back to school program since 2010 in collaboration with the Macau Education and Youth Bureau (DSEDJ) and the Escola Secundária Luso-Chinesa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes.

The program offers team members who left school early the opportunity to earn their high school diploma internally by undertaking formal education alongside their employment at Melco.

Special awards were also presented at the graduation ceremony, with eight graduates receiving outstanding academic awards for achieving 85 or more points and nine outstanding academic awards for achieving 80 or more points.

One graduate also received the Li Bai award for the best Chinese language achievement of the year and two received the Lotus award for the best overall junior high achievement. Another graduate received the Lotus Award and the Macau Foundation Award for Art Education for Senior High School.

“Melco was the first integrated resort operator in Macau to launch its own Back to schoolprogram in collaboration with Escola Secundária Luso-Chinaa de Luís Gonzaga Gomesback in 2010 as part of our whole person development program,” said Ho.

“It has since inspired other companies to adopt similar programs. Its success is based on the wholehearted support of our business unit leaders who help our colleagues through their years of learning while working, and of course, the commitment and dedication of our participating colleagues and their families.

“Congratulations to the final group of graduates from the program who have spent the last 3-4 years studying for their high school diploma while on full-time employment, showing incredible perseverance. We continue to encourage all of our colleagues to pursue lifelong learning for their personal and professional development.

Ms. Ieong added, “We are grateful for Melco’s long-term collaboration with Escola Secundária Luso-Chinaa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, which supports students with lifelong learning opportunities.

“This year’s graduates have shown immense determination and perseverance over their three years of study, pushing beyond their comfort zones and balancing work, family and study. Congratulations to the graduates who I hope will continue to practice lifelong learning to achieve greater prosperity and success in life.