The annual Working World Career Exhibition hosted by Inkanyezi Events, in partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, continues to grow with leaps and bounds. More than 1000 learners from across the City flocked into the Feather Market Centre to empower themselves with knowledge about the broad range of careers awaiting them in the working world.
The Exhibition is an annual three day programme dedicated to empowering primarily Grade 12 learners and youth about their carer choices. The Exhibition is hosted in partnership with a number of stakeholders, like academic institutions, private companies and state-owned enterprises.
Present at the exhibition were companies, government departments and entities like VW South Africa, ABSA Bank, Damelin College, Statistics South Africa, the Nelson Mandela University, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the Port Elizabeth TVET College, to mention just a few.
The Municipality is also one of the exhibitors, with the various municipal directorates displaying and providing information about their activities and the spectrum of careers that can be pursued within those directorates.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Councillor John Best and the Chief Whip of Council, Councillor Werner Senekal, attended the first and opening day of the exhibition.
Speaking to some of the learners, Councillor Best encouraged them to work hard and do their best during their matric year, as good results would open more doors for them at university level.
Visibly fascinated learner 16 year old Luzuko Kondleka from Loyiso High School said that he was excited to attend the exhibition. “Coming here, I was not sure of a career to follow. Now it is becoming clearer. I did not have much information about the different options that are available. This opportunity will definitely shape my future,” said Kondleka.
Phumlani Apleni from Qaphelani High School wants to pursue law. “I am satisfied about the information on the career I want to follow. I am now resolute that I really want to study law and I also know what is expected of me to qualify,” said Apleni.
The commitment of the Municipality to this event is aligned to two of the City’s developmental pillars: creating a Forward Thinking and an Opportunity City. More learners are expected to attend as the exhibition continues for the next two days.