The PG Tops group has identified a total mismatch between the growing tourism industry needs and the available skill sets – which is unimaginable in a country with 50% youth unemployment. We aim to bridge the skills gap for unemployed youth in order to facilitate their entry into the industry. To do this, we will leverage the consultant and training resources within PG Tops and Luxury Safaris. The format of this course will be four weeks of theory work followed by four weeks of practical mentorship. Thereafter, we will place interns who pass the rigorous weekly tests in a suitable industry placement. Boot camps will be run in August/ September 2017 and January/February 2018 and will be held at the PG Tops offices in Airport City, Cape Town.

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Curriculum

Boot Camp has two practical components. The first is four weeks of classroom induction. Each week is punctuated by a Friday test which will determine whether you advance. This is followed by four weeks of practical job shadowing in the industry. Your weekly evaluation here is not a test, but based on a weighted scorecard as determined by your job mentor.
WEEK 1: PRODUCT TRAINING

WEEK 1: PRODUCT TRAINING

Learn about Cape Town tours.

WEEK 2: ACTIVITIES TRAINING

WEEK 2: ACTIVITIES TRAINING

Learn about activities in Cape Town.

WEEK 3: ITINERARY BUILDING

WEEK 3: ITINERARY BUILDING

Educationals, Garden Route, Accommodation

WEEK 4: TECHNICAL SKILLS & PRESENTATION

WEEK 4: TECHNICAL SKILLS & PRESENTATION

Learn how to use Excel, Office and Outlook, and quote shadowing

What does it cost?

ZERO COST

The beauty of this is that we will PAY interns to come and study with Tourism Boot Camp – an initial stipend of R1000 per week during the eight-week internship, with an intended entry level salary of R8000 per month once suitably placed on completion of the course. This will be initially funded as the PG Tops groups corporate social responsibility, but we are aiming to ramp up to donor funding and industry participation as soon as we have fine tuned the curriculum and outcomes. There is a catch: You have to pass the weekly test to advance to the next level in Boot Camp…

Are you ready to kickstart your career?

Contact information

  • 021 380 0162
  • info@tourismbootcamp.co.za
  • Unit 13, Prodev Park 2,
    Aviation Crescent,
    Airport City,
    Cape Town