The six-months program provides Basic Life Skills and a Vocational Training term; each of three months duration.
The first term teaches the students basic hospitality skills, improves their English and educates them around topics such as women’s and reproductive health, family planning and confidence building.
Having successfully completed this course, the students are ready to enter the second and final phase; three months of practical job training in partnering hotels, spa academies, tour & travel agencies, etc.
Upon completion, our Bali WISE graduates are ready to enter the job market as top-skilled employees who have the best chances to find safe and quality employment.
Until 2019, Bali WISE has successfully educated 1551 young women who are empowered and educated enough to break the(ir) poverty cycle and as role models have a positive influence on their communities.
With up to 7 million young women in need across Indonesia, we aim to give as much a helping hand in breaking the cycle of poverty as possible.
The facilities of the Bali WISE campus include two classrooms, an IT library, yoga/dance area, two dormitories, kitchen, eating area, toilets and shower blocks.
All students are given free accommodation, 3 meals per day, uniforms and study books, transport and more. Also, they receive an expense allowance. (As most women Indonesia, our students are under great pressure to get out to work and send money home to their poor families. An expense allowance enables the students to focus on studying and gaining skills without this family pressure.)
Basic Hospitality & Life Skills
During the first three months of the six-month program, the Bali WISE students are taught essential knowledge about the hospitality industry. Furthermore, they are empowered by lessons and workshops for their personal development. This way, they are prepared to meet the challenges of their future job life.
Students are educated in the following subjects:
- English language
- Workplace Expectations & Regulations
- Basic Work Skills including Communication and Etiquette
- Overview of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
- Women’s Health & Family Planning
- Personal Finance Management
- Personal Strengthening (self-esteem, self-confidence, motivation)
Educational Training hours:
- Monday–Friday 9am-5.30pm
- Supervised Compulsory Night Study – every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
- Sports, Excursion, Conference – Saturday between 8.30 am – 4 pm.
Program delivery is through structured classes, workshops, guest speaker events, and excursions.
Depending on their chosen focus, the students receive their on-the-job training from our professional education partners – 5 star hotels, professional tour & travel corporations, spa corporations – for the last three months of the program. All have an existing training department as part of their HR Departments.
Students can be trained in the following areas:
- Hotel Front Office
- Chef’s Assistant
- Admin Tour and Travel
Vocational Training hours:
- depending on if they are doing shifts
- usually Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
- Supervised Study Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
- Saturday Application Training 8.30 am – 4 pm.
On Saturdays, the students receive application assistance. They are trained in finding prospective employers, CV writing, job interviewing, and follow-up.
Being directly involved and part of such a professional work environment increases motivation and self-confidence immensely. Seeing other women as managers, supervisors or GMs, does further transport the message: If she can do it, then so can I!
Upon graduation, all students get certificates documenting their achievements.