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 two weeks of practical mentorship at industry partners. The two weeks placement will serve as your “audition” for placement with an industry partner for full or contract employment. Boot camps will be run every two months during 2018 and will be held at the PG Tops offices in Airport City, Cape Town.

Our next course will kick off on 11 February 2019.  The 2019 course dates: 11 February, 10 June and 12 August.

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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 two 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: TOURS & LOGISTICS

WEEK 1: TOURS & LOGISTICS

Seasonality – Bespoke Consulting – Timelines – Key Selling Points

WEEK 2: ACTIVITIES & PRESENTATION

WEEK 2: ACTIVITIES & PRESENTATION

Customization – Front of House – Voice coaching – Role playing

WEEK 3: TECHNICAL &  ITINERARIES

WEEK 3: TECHNICAL & ITINERARIES

Excel – Email – Formatting – Consulting

WEEK 4: EDUCATIONALS

WEEK 4: EDUCATIONALS

Tours – Site Visits – Industry partners

What does it cost?

ZERO COST

Tourism Boot Camp is a completely free internship – if you pass the rigorous week-by-week evaluations, you can expect to spend six weeks in total. Four weeks to graduate boot camp, followed by a two week placement at an industry partner. Your two weeks at an industry partner will serve as your employment “audition” for further employment, either permanent or fixed term.  Junior salaries in industry range from R3500 to R8,000 per month depending on the placement.

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