Third Group of Sands China Team Members Graduates from Unique Diploma Programme at UM


(Macao, Jan. 31, 2018) – Sands China Ltd. and the University of Macau’s Centre for Continuing Education honoured the third group of graduates for completing the customised one-year Diploma Programme in Business Management Tuesday, with a graduation ceremony at the university.

“One of the best ways we can invest in our company and in Macao is to invest in our team members,” said Antonio Ramirez, senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd. “This unique diploma programme helps Sands China’s local team members grow academically, professionally and personally. As a result, they become stronger as team members and as industry professionals, and can further contribute to Macao’s development as a world centre of tourism and leisure.”

The 44 graduates represent various gaming and non-gaming departments at Sands China, including table games, facilities, food and beverage, market development, surveillance, and others. Tailor-made for Sands China team members, the practical programme can be adjusted as needed to better fit its students. For example, some of the coursework in the 2017/18 academic year has been adjusted to better match team members’ learning and practical needs.

Sands China is the first company to have worked with the University of Macau to develop a one-year diploma programme. Since its launch in the 2014/15 academic year, over 140 team members have earned diplomas. In order to graduate, students are required to complete eight courses, comprising a total of more than 330 hours of coursework. To support team members’ in the programme, Sands China provides each student with MOP 10,000 in sponsorship for their course fees, and asks departments to arrange work rosters according to team members’ class schedules. 

Committed to developing a well-trained workforce, Sands China offers a variety of horizontal and vertical mobility opportunities to its team members through internal promotions and integrated resort career development programmes. The company is also dedicated to the training and professional development of Macao locals, including those not employed by Sands China – such as the staff of partner retailers – with the aim of contributing to Macao’s growth as a world centre of tourism and leisure. 


Photo caption: Sands China Ltd. and the University of Macau’s Centre for Continuing Education recognise the third group of Sands China team members
to graduate from the customised one-year Diploma Programme in Business Management at a graduation ceremony at the university Tuesday.



About Sands China Ltd. 
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

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