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CAPE TOWN - Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday, 26 August 2017, lead a Youth Development and Career Expo in the Western Cape.

The Expo will commence at False Bay Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in Mew Way, Khayalitsha.

This event forms part of and will wrap up the Department of Higher Education and Training's TVET month which is under the theme "Promoting Success and Creating Employable Students through Vocational Education and Training". It will focus on the TVET sector and therefore by partnering with False Bay TVET College it will serve as a responds to the call to support the activities of TVET month.

According to a statement by the presidency, "TVET Month positioned the TVET College Sector as the first choice for prospective students to complete a qualification in higher education and training and to overcome perceptions of TVET qualifications as inferior."

The Expo's aim is to promote youth empowerment around career choices and post-school training opportunities, access to further education and training, the adopting of healthy lifestyles, the prevention of substance abuse and HIV infection, and access to information on starting and sustaining small businesses.

"As a build-up towards the expo, the False Bay TVET College has provided prospective learners, their guardians or parents with all they need to know to make a good career choice during their open day," the statement stated.

Exhibitions by various stakeholders will be featured, stakeholder engagement with the learners (both current and prospective) and there will also be an offering of services such as registration of CV's and health services.

Deputy President Ramaphosa will be delivering the keynote address.

This will be the sixth expo in the Western Cape Province to be hosted by Deputy President Ramaphosa as he has also hosted expo's in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, Kwa-Zulu-Natal and the Northern Cape.