GAP YEAR

2022

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1 February –
17 December 2022

Why people choose the Gap Year?

*A life-changing experience * Make new, lasting friends * Celebrate the best time of your life * Boost your job prospects * Become confident and overcome your fears * Discover fresh ways of thinking * Learn new skills for life * Feel part of something great * Better your chances of study success * Become a better you.

A yearlong program of fun and adventure; of getting fit and in shape; figuring out what career or study pathway to follow n; mastering new skills.

How it works: Initially, you start with a process of finding your unique capabilities and hidden passions, and then discovering what future career to choose.

Then you choose a career pathway to try out while being coached, such as Sport and Fitness, Entrepreneur Development, Hospitality and Catering, Social Media and Marketing or Adventure Tourism.

Finally, you receive certificates, qualifications and a fresh CV to boost your job prospects and study application.

 

 

What is Gap Year 2022

Gap Year 2022 is a training pathway for young adults to enter the job market successfully and become career-ready. The programs aim at skills development within a real-life situation and include some theoretical mastery.

 

It is a 11-months program fast-tracking young adults between ages 18 to 28.

 

Phase 1 focuses on entrepreneurial thinking, personal evaluation and development as well as business management skills and business ethics.

 

Phase 2 is about applying entrepreneurial thinking and newly learned skills to create a business opportunity as part of the individualised exit strategy for every entrepreneur.

 

Phase 3 starts after 6 months and sees the implementation of said business strategies with the help of the Corporate Finance Team and Mentors group, thus empowering them to enter "real life" with some resources, skills and a “blueprint” to follow.

 

Entrepreneurs Program


Having good entrepreneurial skills means to always have income opportunities. It is the master key to unlock the future. We offer a pathway for young adults to start their own business and become successful entrepreneurs.

The Outcomes:

 

  • Starting your own business; becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Or, alternatively, become a partner or employee of one of the new businesses, or start working in a learnership/internship.
  • Thinking like an entrepreneur - the program aims to equip students to become innovative in their thinking and behaviour resulting in authenticity in both business and personal life.
  • Business understanding – gain insight in how a business work, how to make good business decisions and how to apply learnt skills.
  • Discovering one’s authentic strengths and leveraging them for success in business and personal life. Become a purpose-driven entrepreneur - finding one’s unique purpose and values and make decisions accordingly.

What to expect

 

  • The program takes the form of a business environment with everything that happens in a business on a day-to-day basis.
  • Learning is facilitated through group and individual discussions rather than lectures. Students establish their own understanding in their authentic way by means of coaching and mentoring.
  • Instruction is in the format of work-related meetings such as shareholders, directors, staff, strategy meetings, on-line classroom sessions (Zoom), informal discussions or white board sessions, presented by coaches, mentors and/or guest speakers. Time in between scheduled sessions is treated as normal working hours.

Adventure Tourism

 

The interest in adventure tourism is rapidly gaining more prominence globally. Increasingly, tourist choose to engage directly with nature and to experience the outdoors actively. Namibia is an excellent destination for nowhere-else-to-find adventure experiences.

 

We introduce a highly practical learning pathway to master adventure tourism in Namibia.

 

The outcomes

  • Knowing the industry – understanding adventure tourism in Namibia, legal framework, and the wide spectrum of available adventure opportunities.
  • Designing packages – selecting adventure activities and constructing adventure packages according to tourists’ interests.
  • Hosting activities and excursions – leading and facilitating adventure experiences.
  • Managing logistics – determining needs, planning itineraries and budgeting.
  • Vehicle maintenance – learning crucial basic skills.

 

What to expect

 

Participation – experiencing adventure excursions in and around Swakopmund including desert hiking, dune boarding, rock climbing and watersports.

 

Learning by doing - coaching and mentoring.

 

Industry knowledge – interacting with prominent players in the Namibian adventure tourism such as the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB), Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) as well as major tour operators, and various adventure service providers through information sessions and workshops.

What to expect?

 

  • Learning by doing – a safe, supporting environment to learn about hospitality and catering.
  • Real-life experiences combined with coaching and mentoring.
  • Group discussions and lectures by experts in the field.

Hospitality & Catering

 

Tourism is one of the four major industries in Namibia of which hospitality and catering form an integral part.

 

We offer an inspiring, hands-on program to master the fundamentals.

 

The Modules:

Hospitality:

  • Housekeeping
  • Front office
  • Marketing and sales
  • Conference organising

 

Catering:

  • Menu design
  • Food costing
  • Food hygiene
  • Stock control
  • Food preparation

 

Sport & Fitness

Sport and fitness are promising industries for young enthusiasts.

 

We offer full membership to a High Performance Training facility on the 2nd floor at The Dome, an indoor pool and training by qualified fitness professionals. Participating in physical activities is compulsory.

 

At an additional cost, you have the choice to follow a pathway to qualify also as either a Personal Fitness Trainer or a Personal Trainer. These qualifications are internationally recognized.

 

What to expect?

  • Participating in sport
  • Getting fit and in shape – free one-year membership at a world class gym.
  • Pursuing a sports career – professional sport coaching in your sport of choice.
  • Challenging yourself – plentiful opportunities, events and competition.

 

Learnerships and Qualifications

Qualification as a Fitness Trainer (first 3 months) fees are included.

  • Optional: Qualify as a Personal Fitness Trainer (6 months, additional: N$17300 + VAT).
  • Optional: National Diploma in Fitness (10 months, additional N$43,500 + VAT)

 

 

Social Media Marketing

What to expect

  • Working with specialists in real-life projects and sharing in their experience.
  • Receiving individual attention and coaching.

 

Social media marketing has been in increasing demand globally. We offer a learning pathway in partnership with one of the of the leading firms in this field in Namibia.

 

 A wide spectrum including the following modules:

  • Social media –  marketing strategy, branding, advertising and posting.
  • Photography –  video photography, editing and graphic design.
  • Creative writing – generating text that changes perceptions, attitudes and behaviour.

Who should apply?

Any young adult between ages 18 to 28 who has a keen interest in:

  • becoming an entrepreneur; starting your own business,
  • going into adventure tourism,
  • pursuing a sport and fitness career,
  • wanting to do social media marketing,
  • or have a passion for hospitality and catering.

 

 

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A yearlong program of fun and adventure; of getting fit and in shape; figuring out what career or study pathway to follow and mastering new skills.

How it works: Initially, you start with a process of finding your unique capabilities and hidden passions, and then discovering what future career to choose.

Then you choose a career pathway to try out while being coached, such as Sport and Fitness, Entrepreneur Development, Hospitality and Catering, Social Media and Marketing or Adventure Tourism.

Finally, you receive certificates, qualifications and a fresh CV to boost your job prospects and study application.

 

 

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