Blog about Wynton Fortune
It has been just a few months since Workaway International recruit, Wynton Fortune, returned from the United States and already he has set so much in motion for himself.
Wynton graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University at the end of 2013 with a Diploma in Tourism Management. After his studies he realized the difficulties of looking for as newly graduated member of the workforce and ended up bartending in at a restaurant and bar in Port Elizabeth.
It was not long before Wynton decided that he was in need of a change in order to kick start his career. This is when he decided to investigate the Workaway International program that he heard about through some friends who enjoyed the program.
His efforts were successful and at the end of 2014 he left for the United States for a season at Addison Reserve Country Club, where he was a server in their restaurant. When talking about the positions he held at Addison Reserve, Wynton said that the club was very accommodating in finding him his best fit in the restaurant so that he truly felt that he was where he belonged. While in the USA, Wynton managed to visit 10 different States before ending his time in America.
After returning to South Africa, Wynton got the Job as Duty Manager at the Beach Hotel in Port Elizabeth. Looking back at his journey, he talks about the tremendous amount of life experience and work ethic he gained by going abroad with Workaway. “You receive the tools you need to be successful, after that it is up to you to use them” he said, reflecting on his journey.
This is not the end of the road for Wynton, who hopes to further his experience in hospitality and remain in the hotel business. With some more hard work, possibly another season with Workaway and some more international exposure, Wynton hopes to accomplish his goal of building his career and hopefully becoming a General Manager of a hotel in the future.
By Workaway International