In Jobortunity everything comes in fives and since tourists in Tanzania are always looking for the Big 5, we present to you: The Jobortunity Big 5!
These are the five pillars of the social enterprise and the vision of Jobortunity as an organisation:
1. ‘WHAT’. Jobortunity is a training institute in Arusha,Tanzania, to enable vulnerable youth to get a job and keep a job in the hospitality and tourism industry. The mission of Jobortunity is to provide vulnerable youth with a 1 year training focusing on development of employability skills (work attitude) to enable them to get and retain jobs in the hospitality sector in Tanzania.
2. ‘WHY’. In Tanzania large numbers of young people live on the street selling fruit, firewood or themselves to make a living. Many young people are losing out on employment in the tourism sector due to lack of education opportunities, experience and the right skills/attitude. At the same time, hotels and restaurants struggle to find adequate staff to provide good service to their clients. Jobortunity aims to bridge this gap by translating the needs of the hospitality sector into a training program. In this way youth become employable and the hospitality sector has well trained staff.
3. ‘WHO’. Jobortunity trains young people in the age of 18-24 lacking the means to attend secondary school and without enough skills to obtain a decent job. Students should be literate, have a basic knowledge of English and, most importantly, they should be motivated to work in the hospitality sector and take control of their own lives and future.
4. ‘WHERE & WHEN’. The institute is located in Moivaro village in the suburbs of Arusha town. It is using the conference building of Moivaro Lodge. The Training of Youth (TOY) Programme started 16 November 2009. Each class consist of about 40 students. At present Jobortunity has trained six classes and is running her seventh.
5.‘HOW’. Jobortunity trainers use two approaches developed by founder Kim Groeneweg. Both approaches focus on personal development of students: (1) the ‘3H’ Training Method and (2) the ‘Hi5’ Approach.