A group of 40 learners from the Academia High School in Windhoek recently spent an afternoon learning more about the hospitality and tourism sector as well as the range of different career paths available in that sector. The visit aimed to generate interest in the hospitality and tourism sector among young learners.
Ralf Herrgott, Chef Lecturer, said: “This is a way for us to promote our industry. The Poly and the NCA will host two more such groups of high school learners later this month.”
The visit by the learners included a welcome lunch, a film presentation about the industry, and one on career paths and possible professions in the industry. The learners were also informed of hospitality and tourism related programmes offered by the Poly as well as the role of the NCA.
In keeping with the Poly’s focus on combining theory and practice, the learners spent time in the training kitchen where they baked some cupcakes.
“They loved the experience, especially the practical session when they could get their hands ‘dirty’ in our kitchen. They were very enthusiastic throughout the entire event and interacted with all of us,” said Herrgott. He added that he hoped the Department of Hospitality and Tourism would be welcoming some of the learners as students in the future.