The Centre was built by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in 2003.The Centre was built after the Throb Nightclub Tragedy that led to the stampede and death of 13 teenagers in the year 2000. PHOTO: RAJESH JANTILAL
DURBAN - The Nelson Mandela Chatsworth Youth Centre will be hosting their annual Dream Catchers Jobs, Skills and Tertiary Studies Careers expo on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

The expo was launched in 2013 and is aimed at students, teachers, parents and unemployed youth. Clive Pillay the organiser of the career expo said that the purpose of the expo is to expose young people to career opportunities as well as to get them to go to university.

He added that the expo is also an opportunity for the young people of Chatsworth to engage an interact with the exhibitors.

According to Pillay, the expo will be hosting a variety of exhibitors including universities like the University of KwaZulu-Natal to the Durban University of Technology.

Pillay added that there will be FET colleges there to engage with the people that attend as well as SETA connected businesses and service providers. There will also be a panel discussion that is being hosted by Lotus FM. Pillay said that the panel will discuss topics like financial aid, applying to university and career options.

There will also be a service provider from Johannesburg that will be recruiting people with disabilities and special needs for internships in Durban. According to Pillay, the event will be a great opportunity for those who have not been able to choose their career path and for those who want to go to university.

Pillay also mentioned that they are thinking of expanding the expo and taking it to Wentworth.

The Nelson Mandela Chatsworth Youth Centre was launched in 2000 after 13 young people were killed in a stampede. It was Mandela who launched the youth centre and he is the reason that the youth centre was built.