Careers Expo provides Gr 12s with various options

2017-02-15 06:01

THE country’s largest Career Guidance Initiative - The Working World Exhibition - is set to offer the Matric Class of 2017 a range of study and career options when it gets underway at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on February 28.

The Working World Exhibition, now in its 18th year, will be attended by over 150 schools representing 10 000 Grade 12s across the Eastern Cape and several dignitaries, including the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.

Andrew Binning, CEO of Inkanyezi Events, said the event and its free career guidance resources were an essential part of a learner’s career planning process.

“The increasing number of learners achieving the National Senior Certificate attached to a fast changing working world adds pressure on school-leavers to choose study or training options wisely.

The expo exposes learners to the available options and the needs of employers. These two must go hand-in-hand,” Binning said.

“It is an honour then to host the Minister and other special partners like The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and Coega, who supports a special session at the event for the leadership or prefect teams of our leading schools.”

Binning said the expo, which is free to all visitors and organised school groups, would feature up to 100 exhibiting institutions, including corporates and associations which provide study, training and ultimately career options.

Employers or associations like Rosatom, Coega, Stats SA, CSIR, PWC, South African Property Owners Association, Volkswagen, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, SA Police Services, the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) and the National Youth Development Agency would exhibit alongside a spectrum of public and private educational institutions.

These include: NMMU, Rhodes University, Port Elizabeth TVET College, Varsity College, East Cape Midlands College, eta College, Damelin, MSC Business College, Ready To Work, Capsicum, St John and Total Concept Beauty Academy.

The exhibition is open from 8:30am to 3pm from Tuesday, February 28 to Thursday, March 2. Entry is free to members of the public and school groups who are required to book specific time slots to visit.

For more info, contact Inkanyezi Events on 041 363 0310, or view


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