Preparing pupils for employment

2018-06-20 06:00
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PUPILS are faced with the challenge of unemployment immediately after completing grade 12. There are many factors that contribute to unemployment, some of which are not in our control. However, we are not entirely powerless either.

While many of the popular industries have become saturated, there are emerging opportunities in select sectors due to advancements in technology, digital migration, and globalisation.

One such sector is the creative, media, and broadcasting sector, which has taken centre stage. Toyota cannot sell a car, and McDonalds cannot sell a burger, without the support of the creative media sector. This sector can exist as a standalone industry, in the form of the entertainment industry, as well as the pivotal point of marketing and promotion of all goods and service.

The Sector of Education and Training Authority for Media and Communications have identified many fields within this sector as scarce and critical skills.

Some of the emerging fields of study that learners must be made aware of include App Development, Interactive Media, Digital Marketing, Animation, Scriptwriting, Film Making, Music Production, Broadcast Engineering, Fashion Design, Performing Arts, and many more.

We have arranged a free workshop for grade 11 and 12 pupils to get an overview of this sector whereby they will have the opportunity to learn and understand the workings and operations of these fields.

Pupils will be able to apply themselves in practical scenarios, and interact with actual industry players who will share first-hand experience.

This is an invaluable opportunity that supports pupils in the big decision of choosing an ideal career path.

This workshop is presented as a winter school and will run over two days during the mid-term holidays.

DATE — 3 to 4 July 2018

VENUE — Creative Arts College (Durban/Pietermaritzburg/Richards Bay)

TIME — 9 am to 3 pm

Not everyone is going to become a doctor or lawyer, and why should they. Please support those pupils that have the capacity to succeed in the Creative Media and Broadcasting sector by opening this invitation to them. Interested pupils should contact 086 108 6086 to book their place or WhatsApp 081 589 1088. — Supplied

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