Class of 2017 to be prepared for job market

2017-01-11 06:02

THE matric class of 2016 last week received their final examination results, and business has already teamed up with the Department of Education to boost the job prospects of 2017 matriculants.

Plans for the country’s largest Career Guidance Initiative - The Working World Exhibition - were announced recently.

The Working World Exhibition, now in its 18th year, will be hosted at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from February 28 to March 2 with the participation of business and leading educational institutions including Coega, The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

Organised by Inkanyezi Events, with the endorsement of the Department of Education and Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, the Working World Exhibition provides World-class Career Guidance Textbooks, resources and personal career guidance counselling to up to 20 000 Grade 12 learners, free, every year.

While Career Guidance Workbooks, approved by the Education Department for use as part of the Grade 12 Life Orientation Curriculum are distributed to Grade 12s at the beginning of the year, the initiative culminates with an exhibition attended by up to 100 exhibiting institutions, including corporates, and 15 000 matrics.

Inkanyezi CEO Andrew Binning said employers like Rosatom, Coega, Stats SA, Volkswagen, SA Police Services and The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) would exhibit alongside a spectrum of public and private educational institutions.

These include: NMMU, Rhodes University, Port Elizabeth College, Varsity College, East Cape Midlands College, eta College and Total Concept Beauty Academy.

The exhibition is open from 8:30am to 3pm each day. Entry is free to members of the public and school groups are required to book specific time slots to visit.

For more info, contact Wellington Jansen, from Inkanyezi Events on 041 363 0310.

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