EWC Hosts Career Fair

14 - 18 August 2023.

From 14 to 18 August 2023, EWC hosted a Career Fair, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Education – Ekurhuleni South and North Districts, South African National Defence Force, Gauteng Provincial Legislature and UNISA. Learners, students and out of school youth from the Kathorus and Tembisa areas visited the Boksburg, Kathorus and Tembisa Campuses. Forty nine schools participated in the Career Fair. All the Gauteng regions, that is, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, Sedibeng, Tshwane, Metsweding and West Rand, sent their Out of School Youth to the Expo. The EWC students at Boksburg, Kathorus and Tembisa Campuses also had an opportunity to visit the stalls which were manned by different government departments and institutions.

The aim of the Career Fair was to promote the TVET sector, university programmes, college offerings, skills programmes, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship opportunities to the high school learners, Out of School Youth and our EWC students.

The programmes for the days of the fair were crafted in such a way that learners would gather in a hall where career information, counselling and guidance would be provided by speakers from various organisations. Thereafter the learners and Out of School Youth had the opportunity to visit the stalls and the college workshops, to see the kind of workshops we have and find out about the skills that are trained in such workshops.

Learners and Out of School Youth had the following opportunities during the Career Fair:

  • Getting greater clarity on the college’s offerings and NSFAS bursaries;
  • Career information, counselling, and guidance;
  • Visiting different stalls, workshops, and simulation facilities;
  • Getting a feel for life on campus;
  • Interacting with students;
  • Being exposed to different fields of study in the TVET sector and universities;
  • Being exposed to career opportunities in the SANDF;
  • Trying a skill – learners worked on simple projects, set up as a tool to entice them and create an interest in the field of Engineering Studies, and to help learners to make an informed study choice.

This activity was a perfect opportunity for learners to get first-hand experience of a campus, its students and lecturers.

The Career Fair was very exciting for the audience, who, for the first time, were able to get some real-life insights about life on campus and what their future might be like in the coming year/s after school. Over 5000 participants attended.

The organisations that supported the event were merSETA, the Department of Labour, and COGTA. EWC appreciates contributions made by the Gauteng Department of Education – Ekurhuleni South and North Districts, the South African Defence Force, the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, and UNISA.

Career Fair attendees, browsing the informative stalls. Captain Sekgabi, SANDF, addressing the students, learners and out of school youth.
Professor Ndivhuwo Ndou from Unisa, addressing attendees. Professor Ndou.


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