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. The course start dates are: 15 January, 12 March, 14 May, 16 July, 10 September and 12 November 2018
WEEK 1: PRODUCT TRAINING
Learn about Cape Town tours.
WEEK 2: ACTIVITIES TRAINING
Learn about activities in Cape Town.
WEEK 3: ITINERARY BUILDING
Educationals, Garden Route, Accommodation
WEEK 4: TECHNICAL SKILLS & PRESENTATION
Learn how to use Excel, Office and Outlook, and quote shadowing
What does it 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?
Latest from the blog
15th February 2018
Where are they now….Congratulations to the Tourism Boot Camp candidates who graduated last week, we are so proud of you: Anathi Maqolo, Zintle Mtsi, Zikhona Dunga and Kamva Deliwe. We wish them all the success with the first step of their journey into the Tourism Industry. Their two week pra...
11th February 2018
Week 4 concludes: Congratulations to our Boot CampersThe final week of the classroom training concluded on Friday. The week primarily consisted of a focus on technical skill sets. We thank the V&A Waterfront for generously offering the use of their HBS E-Learning Centre for the technical training. Chrissy Human f...
11th February 2018
Week 3 Progress UpdateWeek 3 of Tourism Boot Camp was a busy and fun week for the four candidates that progressed through to this stage. By far the highlight of the course to date since the candidates had the opportunity to experience first hand the amazing Cape Town’s highlights on thei...
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