Careers expo set to wow

2018-04-18 06:00

ONE of South Africa’s biggest careers exhibitions, the Working World Exhibition will inspire over 15 000 Grade 12 learners and unemployed youth when it gets underway this week, from today until Friday at the Feather Market Centre.

Organised school groups and individual visitors will have the opportunity of speaking to leading employers and educational institutions.

These include VW, SANRAL, Coega, Vodacom, Spec-Savers, Woodlands Dairy, PWC, ABSA, Old Mutual, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, Tavcor Motors, the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, the CSIR, South African Environmental Observation Network, Kingfisher FM and Media24.

All of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s directorates will also be part of the exhibition, alongside educational exhibitors, including the Nelson Mandela University, Rhodes University, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Inscape Education Group, Damelin, Varsity College, MSC College, Port Elizabeth TVET College, Newton College, Total Concept Academy, ETA College, Boston City Campus and Business College, Belgium Campus ITversity, Pearson Institute of Higher Education, Mancosa, East Cape Midlands College, The Kimberley Diamond and Jewellery Incubator and Capsicum.

Inkanyezi Event Organisers CEO Andrew Binning said the event was free to all visitors between 09:00 and 15:00 from today to Friday.

He said key attractions of the 19th consecutive edition of the Working World Exhibition included a freshly produced DVD on “Careers of The Future”, sponsored by the Coega Development Corporation, which all organised groups would view.

All learners part of organised school groups also received a free career guidance workbook, approved by the Department of Education for use in the Grade 12 Life Orientation syllabus.

“Career guidance resources are essential to curb youth unemployment which is a serious concern in South Africa. Career planning is even more critical as the market place is demanding more sophisticated skills that are aligned with the fourth industrial revolution, which we are currently experiencing.”

“The expo and its free resources are all about equipping our school-leavers and unemployed youth with insight and opportunity to find meaningful work.

For more information about the Working World Expo view www.workingworldexpo.co.za.

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