Career expo aims to help rural pupils
Hundreds of high school pupils and members of the community attended the Dimbaza Youth Career Expo held at the Moses Twebe Great Hall in Dimbaza, in King William’s Town on Saturday.
Kuyasa, Archie Velile, Lukhozi, Richard Vara and Emfundweni high school pupils attended the expo.
The career expo was made possible by Ubuntu Youth Development, a non-profit organisation that is focused on empowering the youth.
The organisation’s manager, Andile Ndevu, said the expo was very well supported.
“The response was positive from both the community and local schools.
“The excitement and joy from pupils attending the event brought tears to my eyes,” Ndevu said.
The organisation had decided to hold the career expo because there were a lack of such events in rural areas, Ndevu said.
“Some of the pupils shared their frustrations and difficulties they have just to access information about available career opportunities.
“All that is needed is for government and the private sector to continue using such events to go into rural areas and uncover talent,” Ndevu said.
Among the government entities that exhibited on the day were the South African Police Services, National Youth Development Agency, Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority, Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority, the media, the Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority, the mining Qualifications Authority, the Transport Education and Training Authority, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, and the department of labour.
CAREER GUIDANCE: Pupils examine brochures and chat to representatives at the SAPS stall during the Dimbaza Youth Career Expo over the weekend