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.
The pupils were assisted and advised on their future career choices.
The high schools that attended included Kuyasa, Archie Velile, Lukhozi, Richard Vara and Emfundweni High School.
The career expo was made possible by Ubuntu Youth Development, a non-profit organisation that is focused on empowering the youth. the empowerment of youth.
The organisation’s manager, Andile Ndevu, said learners and community members came in numbers to support the cause.
“The Dimbaza Youth Career Expo was a great success
“The response was positive from both the community and local schools.
“The excitement and joy from pupils learners attending the event brought tears to my eyes,” said Ndevu said.
Ndevu added that the organisation had decided to hold the career expo because there were a lack of such events in rural areas.
“Some of the pupils shared learners were sharing with us 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, (SAPS), National Youth Development Agency, (NYDA) Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority(AGRISETA), Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority, (HWSETA), the media, the Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA), the mining Qualifications Authority(MQA), the Transport Education and Training Authority(TETA), the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, (NSFAS), and the department of labour.