South Africa introduced Tourism as a school subject in high schools in 1996. Today more than 4,000 teachers teach the subject to around 360,000 students in nearly 3,000 schools as part of the national curriculum in grade 10-12.
The aim of the GTTP South Africa is to create tourism awareness opportunities and exposure to the tourism industry for students, while developing Tourism teacher capacity in high schools.
The GTTP South Africa’s website offers essential information regarding career opportunities in tourism, funding for studies, career pathways, internships and entrepreneurship. (Website: www.gttpsa.org)
Tourism teachers in South Africa have access to the international GTTP curriculum Passport to the World to assist with curriculum implementation in the classroom. The GTTP Certification programme, endorsed by the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), represents an additional certification for Tourism students to go alongside the curriculum offered in government schools
The GTTP South Africa works together with other GTTP member countries in the sharing of ideas and experiences that can improve its own operations.
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