Career expo gives pupils inside track

Buffalo City pupils have the inside track to the work environment they might want to choose following their school careers, after attending The High School Career Expo at Hemingways Mall on Friday September 21.

Scores of primary and high school pupils had a gilt-edged opportunity to get first-hand information about career choices through the various exhibits. through the various career exhibitors.

“It’s been absolutely amazing, we’ve had 10 schools coming through today and listen to presentations at the speakers’ corner,” Career Expo director Heidi Garbade said.

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She said speakers did not only give pupils direction on tertiary education but also an insight into money-saving tips.

Organisations such as Walter Sisulu University (WSU), the East London Language Institute and Carla’s Au Pairs had their hands full dealing with inquiries.

SABC Education was also on board to bridge the career guidance gap.

SABC Education brand manager Neo Nthite said there were various career paths that pupils could follow in broadcasting, other than just being a presenter.

“We’re here to assist in terms of what’s available in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges and universities, and also through our education entertainment shows available on our various channels,” said Nthite.

Lumko High School Grade 11 pupils Sinoyolo Ntshangase and Ngqiqo Mgoduka said they had found the expo informative as they did not receive a lot of career guidance.

“A lot of us don’t know what we’ll study, some others don’t even see the need to study further. I learnt that I can actually go to an academy to study for being a traffic officer,” said Ntshangase.

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