A career expo was held at Klarinet community hall in ext6 on the 13 of April 2018 which was hosted by the Emalahleni Local Municipality Youth Development Unit and Management together with stakeholders from Nkangala District and Soul City Institute. The three formed a partnership to achieve the goal of exposing high school learners from grade 10-12 to various career opportunities and development programmes offered by these organisations and also allowing them to explore more on courses offered by different institutes.
The following schools were present at the event:
H Mkhabela, Coronation S.S, Ogies School, Phakama C School, Sibongamandla, ILanga Secondary, Mabande C.H.S
Kopanang, Elukhanyisweni S.S, Kwa – Guqa Clc, and Zacheus Malaza.
Each with their guardian head master from their own schools.
The following stakeholders were present as invited:
- Emalahleni Local Municipality
- Education Nkangala district
- Langamed Emergency Management
- Correctional Services
- Department of Health
All nine stakeholders came together to give the learners a chance to gain insight on their various career choices and to voice out their interests and feed their curiosity in regards to furthering their studies in different fields. The stakeholders allowed themselves to open up about how young people would benefit from their organisations through development programmes such as bursaries; internships and learnerships.
The learners were divided into two groups (group A and B). Group A being the first to participate was motivated by the ladies from the Soul City Institute who emphasized the importance of good behavior; staying focused in school and achieving good marks in order to qualify for opportunities offered by the stakeholders/organisations. This initiative hopes to have broadened the minds of the learners regarding their future through exposing them to the careers the can venture into.