Careers day a SUCCESS

2015-04-30 13:46

ALMOST 100 pupils from schools in the Tongaat and surrounding areas attended a careers workshop at the Hambanathi Resource Centre on Thursday.

The event, hosted by the Business and Skills Indaba, showcased a number of ideas and directional options for pupils leaving and at senior level in high school.

Some of the stakeholders that attended included Boston College, Dube Tradeport, Shanduka Black Umbrella’s, eThekwini Business Support Unit and the the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Speaking to the Weekly, event co-ordinator Mnqobi Mthetwa said they hoped the Indaba would give direction to pupils.

“This is our third time hosting this event and we are very happy with the turnout today. Our goal this year is to push across the idea of entrepreneurship amongst these pupils. Yes, we want them to further their education, but we also want them to do more for the country and themselves.”

Mthetwa said that while obtaining a qualification was advantageous, they also aimed to open up pupils to the idea of owning their own businesses.

“We have monitored various statistics from all levels of government and it is clear that unemployment is a serious issue amongst our people. We want to encourage everyone here to hone their own leadership skills and hopefully become the next big South African businessperson.”

Zinhle Gumede, the secretary for Boston Campus SRC, said she felt the Indaba had opened doors for many.

“It is not often that there are networking opportunities on this level. If we really want to cultivate future businesspeople and leaders, it is important for them to know who they can turn to and who to engage in business and education with

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