One of the activities that I am currently involved in is that of training sea kayak operators. This is to say that I am currently working on a part-time basis as an instructor, in a sea kayak operator training course. In today’s blog post, I will describe the structure of the sea kayak operator course: that is, for the specific course I serve as an instructor in.
Before proceeding to describe the sea kayak operator course structure, I think it is critical for me detour a bit, and give some basic details about the people to whom this course is targeted. This is where it turns out that the sea kayak operator course is mainly targeted at people who are planning to set up sea kayak operator businesses. Having made that point, I can now proceed to describe the course structure.
There are four main things that are covered in the sea kayak operator course. Firstly, in the sea kayak operator course, the students are introduced to sea kayaks. Here, they are taught about the different types of sea kayaks that exist, how the sea kayaks work, the major parts/components in sea kayaks… and so on. This is just like the way students of personal finance are nowadays taught about the different types of bank accounts that exist, how the respective types of bank accounts work and so on. To take the analogy further, it is just like the way a student in a typical personal finance course may even be advised to, say, sign up for a debit card or keep track of their gift card balance (such as mygiftcardsite balance); and use it under the instructor’s supervision for sometime: just to understand how it works. In a similar manner, we give the students in our sea kayak operator course some practical exposure to the various types of sea kayaks that they are likely to encounter once they graduate from the course.
Secondly, in the sea kayak operator course, the students are taught how to operate the sea kayaks. Then, as the third course unit, the students in the sea kayak operator course are taught how to carry out basic repairs on the sea kayaks. And finally, as the fourth course unit, the students in the sea kayak operator course are taught how to set up a business (entrepreneurial skills) and how to run a business (management skills). We reckon that these are the types of skills that the students will need, if they are to be successful as sea kayak operators in the real world out there.