The third Tourism Boot Camp commenced on Monday 12 March at PG Tops and Travel office’s with six eager candidates ready to take up the challenge of learning practical skills to better prepare them for their careers in the Tourism Industry.
The candidates who hail from Khayelitsha, Namibia, Observatory, Kraaifontein and Bellville South unanimously agreed that the main reason they applied to Tourism Boot Camp is to help them get jobs in the Tourism Industry as most of them do not have any work experience in the Industry.
Baxolise Mahasha, who is originally from Gauteng has returned for her second attempt even more determined to succeed this time around. She says she is more confident and more geared up in terms of what is expected of her this time around. She aspires to pursue a career as a Reservations Consultant.
The first week’s course curriculum covered Cape Town Tours and Logistics training by Pieter Geldenhuys, Monade van Eeden and Lauren-Lee Isaacs from PG Tops and Travel. In depth training of the Cape Town highlights included : Cape Peninsula tour, Cape Town City Center tour, Langa Township, Robben Island Tour , Aquilla Safari and the Cape Winelands.
Zile’ de Kock from Marine Dynamics orientated the candidates on the Shark cage diving and Whale watching tours offered in Gansbaai and Hermanus. Thank you once again for your time, Zile the girls found your session very informative and are very excited about the possibility of doing an educational in the not too distant future.
The candidates were taught the the core principles of consulting which they readily applied to their timelines and consults as part of their Friday assessment. The good news is that all six candidates have made it through to week two where they will be trained on Front of House, Oral Presentation skills, Attentive Listening and Critical Thinking Skills. They will also be addressed by AirBNB, Capetowntourguide.com and their week 2 assessment will be done in conjunction with Bikes n Wines.