THE CANDIDATES – TOURISM BOOT CAMP JULY INTAKE

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TOURISM BOOT CAMP 4.0 kicks off 16 July!  We have a strong field of applicants ready and raring to go about getting their launchpad in the South African tourism industry. It’s a tough course, there will be plenty of tests and a few will drop out, but there will also be plenty of fun, some exciting new experiences and, most importantly, plenty of vital practical up-skilling that will set them on the path to success. Lauren-Lee Isaacs is relishing her new role as project coordinator, and we are excited to go on this journey again. So, without further ado, here’s the new crew:

Dipakeng Phelane:

Background:
Dipakeng resides in Summer Greens and has previously studied tourism at Ekurhuleni East College for FET as well as hospitality at the Hospitality Academy.
Training:
She has previous training on Microsoft office and her work experience includes being an intern at Lapen Village Guest House, banqueting at The Lakes Hotel & Conference Centre and passenger handling at Swiss Port SA O.R Tambo Airport.
Outlook:
Very determined to make a success of her life and is always up for a challenge.

 

Erica Petersen

Erica Petersen:

Background:
Erica lives in Mannenberg, is divorced and has one child. She studied at PC Training and Business College and has a cultural guide certificate and badge as well as level 1 first aid training.
Training:
Her employment history includes Two Oceans Aquarium as a visitor assistant, Table Mountain Aerial Cable Way as a ticket officer and the Castle of Good Hope as a site guide.
Outlook:
Loves interacting with people from all walks of life. Her motto is; Determination and hard work are the key elements of making a success of yourself.

Phelokazi Ntola:

Background:
Phelokazi lives in Woodstock and has a National Diploma in Tourism which she completed at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Training:
Her work experience includes working at the front desk of the World Travel Market with Reed Travel Exhibition.
Outlook:
She has a lovely nature and an open presence about her. Her hobbies include soccer and netball and she also loves reading in her spare time.

 

Hayley Hendriks

Hayley Hendriks:

Background:
Halyley stays in Belhar and is currently finishing off her studies at Northlink College. She is now required to do an 18-month internship to complete her tourism course to be eligible to graduate.
Training:
She hasn’t had any previous work experience in the industry, but she has the theory behind her and did well on the technical assessment.
Outlook:
Hayley feels like TBC would give her the push she needs into the industry and would also accept a non-paying internship, if given the opportunity. She has a lovely open nature.

Siphosethu Makozi:

Background:
Siphosethu stays in Khayelitsha and completed his National Diploma in Tourism level 1 and 2 at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Training:
He has previous work experience but not in the tourism industry.
Outlook:
Siphosethu has good written skills, loves coming up with new ideas and would like to become an entrepreneur. Young and presentable, he just needs a chance.

 

Justine Sampson

Justine Sampson:

Background:
Justine lives in Retreat. Fun Fact: She is a dancer and her dance company was recently featured on Expresso!
Training:
She obtained her N5 tourism certificate at False Bay College which she just completed, so requires an internship to gain access into the industry.
Outlook:
Very fresh faced and has a professional nature about her. She wants to be a flight attendant but is still too young. She is well spoken, well written and is looking for an opportunity to shine.

Sisanda Deppa:

Background:
Sisanda is originally from Port Elizabeth but relocated to Cape Town and now stays in Strand, Cape Town.
Training:
She completed her Tourism Studies at Port Elizabeth College last year but is still required to do an 18-month internship to be eligible for graduation. She also completed an Aviation Course at Cranfield Aviation Training.
Outlook:
Sisanda is shy and quiet and needs a chance to show what she’s got.

 

Zeenat Meniers

Zeenat Meniers:

Background:
Zeenat lives in Belhar and has a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and History which she obtained at the University of the Western Cape in 2016.
Training:
Her work experience includes being a mark checker at the Education Department as well as a freelance writer for Livingstone Research. She has good written communication and good Excel skills. Presentable and very professional.
Outlook:
She wants to own her own business one day.

 

Ziyanda Nani:

Background:
Originally from Eastern Cape, Ziyanda now lives with a friend in Kuilsriver, Cape Town.  She completed her certificate in Tourism in 2016 at South Cape TVET College in Oudtshoorn. She was introduced to us by Tourism Boot Camp graduate, Khunji Sebeta.
Training:
Ziyanda’s work experience includes being a sales assistance at Agri Land SSK and an information officer at the Oudtshoorn Tourism Office.
Outlook:
Ziyanda is very well spoken and has a bubbly energy about her which is why we think she is well suited to the industry.

 

 

 

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