Boosting future female leaders

2019-06-20 06:00
=Sibusiso Manengele (Trainee Tug Master demonstrates the workings of a tug in the port.                 Photo:SUPPLIED

=Sibusiso Manengele (Trainee Tug Master demonstrates the workings of a tug in the port. Photo:SUPPLIED

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TRANSNET National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura celebrated Youth Day by opening its doors to learners through its Take a Girl Child to Work Day initiative.

By combining these two commemorative events, the port not only gave young women insight into port operations, but also exposed them to a wide range of career opportunities offered.

“We are responding to the country’s call for developing future leaders, aligned with our human capital strategy in a port environment. At the same time we are showcasing the port’s leading role in the main stream economy,” said Tandi Lebakeng, Port Manager of the Port of Ngqura.

Young female professionals were aptly selected as mentors to guide the learners through key areas in the port such as civil engineering and marine services.

To participate in TNPA’s programme for the day girls must be in grades 9 to 12 and studying English, Pure Mathematics and Physical Science at high school level, as these are required for many of the mission critical roles in the maritime industry. -REPORTER

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