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Skills Gap Year
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Skills Development Program

This program is a great add-on to our Preparation Year or a stand-alone program and gives young people the opportunity to get work experience in a safe environment while expanding their skillset and emotional intelligence.

This Skills Development Program is a one-year commitment that aims to expand the knowledge and competencies of students improving their prospects of work and employment.

This year is about gaining practical work experience and personal development while holding a part-time job and/or part-time studies and being involved in various internships as well.

The Skills Development students are involved in internship programs that provide them with much-needed work experience to add to their CV and help them get permanent employment.

Learning Life Skills such as emotional intelligence, time management, productivity, language, communication, and much more, and then having to implement these skills in daily activities in the work environment. Students will also be learning hands-on Work Skills such as marketing, various software packages, customer service, and more, which will be beneficial to them in future careers as their skillset improves.

BREAKDOWN OF THE LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

INTERNSHIPS

  • Just Africa Scuba

    - Customer Service
    - Retail Experience
    - Marketing
    - Social Media Management
    - Travel & Tourism
  • Just Africa Life Skills

    - Adventure Camps
    - Teambuilding Events
    - Events
    - Business Management
    - Marketing
    - People Management
    - Writing articles
    - Presentations

LIFE SKILLS COURSES

EMOTIONAL LIFE SKILLS - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Awareness
  • Time Management & Productivity
  • Stress Management
  • Language & Communication
  • Personal Growth
  • Leadership
  • Personal image & neatness
  • Appropriate conduct in the workplace
  • Finding your passion

PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS - WORK SKILLS COURSES

  • Computer Literacy
  • Accounting Program
  • Marketing
  • Social Media & Online Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Retail
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Photography
  • Administration

CONSERVATION & VOLUNTEER WORK

Students will do conservation and volunteer work with the following organizations:

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

 work experience  learn life skills  work skills  mentoring
  WORK EXPERIENCE  LIFE SKILLS  WORK SKILLS  MENTORING
 You will gain valuable work experience doing a variety of jobs with internships and part-time jobs.  Learn life skills for your personal development, which will put you ahead of other job applicants.   Learn hands-on work skills to ensure your development and add to your skill set.  You will be learning and growing within a mentoring relationship. 

Prerequisites

  • You must be between the ages of 18 - 22 years old
  • Matric Certificate
  • Drivers license
  • Cell phone in good working order

Contact us for more information or to arrange a meet & greet. In-person or via Zoom.

More Development Programs:

Life Skills Preparation Year
Career Development Program

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Is this Gap Year for you?

Is this Gap Year for you?

Not sure what you should do after matriculating? Or, do you want to take some time to invest in yourself before entering university or work life? Are you interested in personal growth and understanding yourself better? Do you like challenging yourself, learning, and experiencing new things? If your answer is yes, then this gap year is for you.

Skills Gap Year Courses

Not ready to commit to a full Year?

Not ready to commit to a full Year?

No problem, enroll for a Half Gap Year! Same benefits, just less time.

Read more

What to expect from the Gap Year Programs

/EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
You will be exposed to many kinds of job experience with internships and volunteer work.
/SKILLS
SKILLS
You will learn emotional and practical life skills.
/CAREER
CAREER
You will gain exposure to a diverse range of career options, broadening your perspective and introducing you to new professional possibilities.
/MENTORING
MENTORING
You will engage in a dynamic learning and developmental experience within a mentorship relationship.
/DURATION
DURATION
The Gap Year is a one-year commitment divided into 4 terms.
The Half Gap Year is a 6-month commitment divided into 2 terms.
/COMMITMENT
COMMITMENT
Terms will be the same as the school terms for the Western Cape.
/COURSES
COURSES
Every term will be a new challenge with new courses that will be introduced.
/TOURS
TOURS
The Tours are vital to the success of the gap year. Each year is unique, some of the tours we offer are the Africa Tour, Shark & Dive Tour, as well as international destinations.

Gap Year Internships

Gain work experience with various internships during your gap year.

Students will take part in our various internships, gaining valuable work experience.
Just Africa Life Skills Adventure Camps
Gap Year and Internship Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

about the Skills Gap Year
What is the difference between a Gap Year and the Skills Gap Year?
When people hear GAP year, they usually conclude that you are taking a year off. Our Skills Gap Year, in contrast to this, is a program designed to prepare students for their first year of higher education or first job.
Who should join this Gap Year?
This gap year is for young people who are not sure what they want to do after matriculating as well as for those who want to gain experience doing various courses, tours, and volunteer work.
What work experience will I be exposed to?
You will get exposure and/or experience in the following areas: Marketing, retail, tourism, facilitating adventure activities, customer service, facilitating classes, working with children, managing people, marketing, etc...
Am I ready for a Gap Year?
The year will be what you make of it. We give as much as possible to each student, to give them the most opportunities to grow and learn, the rest is up to each student whether they seize these opportunities or not.

More FAQ's

More about a Skills Gap Year

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Life Skills Blog 1081
Is a Preparation Year for you? At the end of high school, I seriously considered taking a preparation year. Can you guess what was one of the main reactions this desire elicited? Usually, shock, often confusion and usually followed by an assumption that (gasp) you don’t have everything figured out at the ripe old age of 18.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Life Skills Blog 1811
My Life Skill Journey “What an amazing, positive, scary, real, and exciting up, down and in circles roller coaster of a journey these last two years have been. I could never have imagined what was in store for me.” - Monet Bruwer We asked Monet some questions about her experience in the Preparation Year as well as the Skills Development program...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Life Skills Blog 1879
Putting a Year Aside As Brian Tracy, an American – Canadian public speaker, once said: “Personal development is a major time saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.” Sitting there, studying for the final exam of your school life. You have an idea of where you want to go and what you want to do with your...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Life Skills Blog 2010
Invest in Yourself Where do I begin? It’s really not the end of the world if you do not have it all figured out yet, just start somewhere. Find something you love Times have changed and young people are not settling for jobs just to make ends meet like older generations did, instead they are looking for something that will be fulfilling and make...

Africa Tour for Gap Year Students

A formative adventure tour for young adults to become more independent and learn a great deal through experiences.

More about the Africa Tour

Students will see 5 countries and the amazing sights these friendly countries have to offer. Our final destination is Malawi where we visit and support some churches.
AFRICA TOUR - Here's a short video of what Gap Year students can expect.

Contact

Phone/ WhatsApp
+27 82 598 1884
Address
Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Office Hours

Tue - Sat
08:00 - 16:30
Sun & Mon
Closed