Learners given career choices

2017-03-23 06:02
Ndiphe Mtusizazi, provincial manager for the Services SETA, speaking to leaners during the careers exhibition in Khayelitsha on Monday.PHOTO: Mbongiseni maseko

Ndiphe Mtusizazi, provincial manager for the Services SETA, speaking to leaners during the careers exhibition in Khayelitsha on Monday.PHOTO: Mbongiseni maseko

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Iliso Care Society Project, a community organisation based in Site C in Khayelitsha, is tirelessly making a contribution to learners by ensuring that they stay the course in education.

On Monday, the organisation hosted a careers exhibition event at Intlanganiso High School, which was also attended by about 400 learners from different schools in the area.

Vivian Zilo, founder of the society, said the event was meant to help learners to make informed decisions on the career paths of their choice.

“We bring the information closer to the learners to be able to make good decisions regarding careers.

We work with about 10 schools, including volunteers from different tertiary institutions and teachers who tutor learners in mathematics, English and life skills,” Zilo said.

Zilo said their focus is on learners who score the lowest marks in class and they help them to pass mathematics with a minimum of code 5.

“Education is our priority,” she added.

Iliso also takes learners for outing, camps and fun walk.

The career exhibition was organised in partnership with the Department of Social Development.

The institutions that exhibited were the University of Cape Town (UCT), the University of Western Cape (UWC), Silulo Ulutho Technologies, False Bay College, Tsiba Education and Services SETA.

False Bay College offers courses such as Business Studies, Engineering Studies, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Education Studies, Yacht and Boat Building and Safety and Security.

While Silulo Ulutho Technologies offer courses such as Technician and Networking Specialist, Office Administration, Web Design and Development and System Engineering.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), offers courses such as Agriculture, Architectural Technology, Business Administration, Information Technology, Journalism, Auditing, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Education, Building, Accounting, Clothing and Textile and many others.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) offers courses such as Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Quantitative Management, Finance with Accounting, Actuarial Science, Economics, Information System, Economics with Law, Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Quantitative Finance.

Thobani Matshoba, Grade 12 learner from Manyano High School, said the event was informative.

“I want to do External Auditing as my career, because I want to help businesses to manage their finances.”

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