2018 Career Exhibition in Buffalo City Metro

Posted on Monday, 04 June 2018

By Nombewu Thembakazi

Category: Latest News

The Eastern Cape Department of Education in collaboration with Career Exhibition Information Association (CEIA) recently hosted a career exhibition Expo in the Buffalo City Metro. The exhibition ran for four days in Dimbaza, King Williams town, Mdantsane and East London.

The career exhibitions target Grade 9 learners, these learners are advised on subject choices in the FET Bend. These choices will inform their career paths. Grade 12 learners were exposed to different careers. They were informed about available bursaries and were also told how to apply online and the closing dates for applications.

Three thousand learners from 80 schools attended the Expo. Supporting the Expo were exhibitors from Walter Sisulu University, Nelson Mandela University, The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), Richfield Tertiary and Pearson Graduate Institution to support learners in choosing their careers.

Sindiswa Yoyo who is the Deputy Chief Education Specialist from the Department said that the career exhibition helps learners to get exposure in different careers and it contributes in motivating learners so that they can improve their performance in their studies

"The Department started with the orientation of grade 12 last year where the learners were told about requirements to obtain a Bachelor pass. We need to look at our subjects from the level of Grade 8 and 9, where we do subject choice that will determine what career one would like to follow" explained Chief Education Specialist Nontsasa Mgabadeli.

She encouraged learners from Grade 8 and 9 to have subject combinations that are parallel to their career path. She highlighted that whenever choosing subjects, ‘it is important to include your home language and Life Orientation’. According to Mgabadeli the Department developed numerous ways of assisting learners to achieve quality pass rate namely School Based Assessment (SBA) which constitute 25% of year mark and study guides of all the subjects.

A grade 12 learner Lindokuhle Nocuza from Thembalabantu High School was so excited about the initiative the Department offered to them as learners “I am so excited for this opportunity because I acquired vital information with regards to the career I would love to venture in which is chartered Accountant” said Nocuza.

Want to be a Chartered Accountant? Thuthuka bursary fund is available please go to www.thuthukabursaryfund.co.za for more information about the bursary.

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