THE Hillcrest Rotary Club recently partnered with local community high school, Hillcrest High, for an inaugural career fair. Attendance was free and the aim of the fair was to provide an opportunity for all pupils to be exposed to the many varied opportunities available after school. To ensure that these wonderful opportunities were exposed to all, three local schools from KwaNyuswa community were also invited and transported in for the event, including Thabela, Siyajabula and Maqhutshana High Schools.Various neighbouring schools in the Upper Highway area also visited and it was a delight to see so many of Hillcrest High’s own pupils taking advantage of the opportunity right on their doorstep.Exhibitors ranged from international hotel schools and local chef schools, to wilderness and game ranging, to scuba diving. Teaching English in foreign countries, to the automation industry and not forgetting the SA Institute of Welding as well as academic, business, film and art colleges. Both Hillcrest High and Rotary Hillcrest offered a big thank you to all exhibitors and attendees for their support.Hillcrest High organiser, Mrs. Kerry Dawson said: “The career fair was a roaring success. The pupils and exhibitors found this event most enriching and beneficial. A huge thank you to Rotary club Hillcrest for initiating this event and for partnering with Hillcrest High, to invest in our youth and give back to the community in this way. We look forward to penning the date for 2019.”Rotary Hillcrest organiser, Fred Kroone added: “We structured the mix of exhibitors in such a way that not only was academia represented, but the hands on sector and the more adventurous were represented as well - from a welding school, hotel and catering institutions to wilderness leadership and scuba diving. “The ambiance was terrific with the pupils showing great interest in the exhibits. We were privileged to have other pupils from both disadvantaged schools to the more affluent attending. “As vocation is one of Rotary’s main points of focus, this well attended expo in conjunction with Hillcrest High School was a resounding success. Aqua Wild Africa Diving School was so impressed they not only raffled off one diving course but two. We’ll be back better and bigger next year.” - Supplied.