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 six-weeks of theory work followed by two 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, October/ November 2017 and February/ March 2018 and will be held at the PG Tops offices in Airport City, Cape Town.
The course runs over eight weeks with six weeks of theoretical curriculum learning, punctuated by a test at the end of each week, followed by two weeks of practical mentorship.
WEEK 1: PRODUCT TRAINING
Learn about Cape Town tours.
WEEK 2: ACTIVITIES TRAINING
Learn about activities in Cape Town.
WEEK 3: ITINERARY BUILDING
WEEK 4: TECHNICAL SKILLS
Learn how to use Excel and Office Applications.
WEEK 5: PRESENTATION
Working on presentation – physical, oral & written.
WEEK 6: PRACTICAL RESERVATIONS
Shadow reservations team doing actual tour quotes.
What does it 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?
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21st August 2017
Week 4 of Boot Camp – thank you to our industry friends for helping outBoot Camp is paying dividends. The interns are starting to really get a feel for complex itinerary building, and I want to take this opportunity to thank our industry partners for helping out in the process so far. Clive de Bruyne from Cape Town Tour Guide for addressing ...
14th August 2017
Boot Camp Week 3 – meet the survivorsWe are in week 3 of Tourism Boot Camp. The weekly tests have challenged our interns to critically tackle problems relating to custom tours for the Cape Town region. This week we are doing educationals on our 3-day highlights package! We are also introducing the interns to...
27th July 2017
FIRST BOOT CAMP IN AUGUST!We are launching our first boot camp on 31 July. We have handpicked 5 candidates to take the first steps on this journey with us, and intern profiles and progress reporting to follow soon. The first week will focus on a core roster of Cape Town tourist activities, as foll...
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