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10th Annual Soweto Expo is back

By Independent Media Time of article published Apr 6, 2017

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Annual Soweto Career Expo has partnered with one of the oldest, and most

credible news groups – Independent Media Group.

Celebrating its

tenth year anniversary, this year the Soweto Career Expo will be bigger than

ever. Hosted by Career’s Inc, the Expo is set to take place on May 3 and 4 at

the Orlando Community Hall in Soweto.

This year,

Career’s Inc has partnered with Intouch Africa, a specialist sponsorship

marketing and events project management consulting agency that has grown our

vision for the Career Expo. The event is not just a careers expo but also a

deeper look into the employability and skills that are needed in South Africa.

The Soweto Expo

will not just look at exposing careers now but we are going indepth with this

employability summit to unpack the reasons why young South Africans are

unemployable and what they can do to change that. The partnership with Independent

will provide the media group with an excellent networking opportunity with

private and public sector, exchanging valuable developmental concepts to assist

youth and graduates gain access to employment and development opportunities in

Gauteng.

“We are pleased

about our partnership with Independent Media, through its flagship title, the

Star. With a reputation of ‘telling it like it is’, we are certain that they

will be an authentic voice in relaying key outcomes of the high-level

dialogues, which seek to respond to governments’ strategic imperatives and

policies, “ says Kgupi Gunguluza, co-Director at Career’s Inc.

The Gauteng

Youth Skills and Employability Indaba is dedicated to finding solutions for

high levels of unemployment in Gauteng.

It is dedicated

to influencing and assisting youth and students across Gauteng to align their

career choices and skillsets with local and global employment demands. The

Indaba is also designed to unlock the potential for a young and highly skilled

workforce and equip employers with the right incentives to drive up Gauteng’s

economy through youth employment acceleration.

This Indaba will

be part of the Soweto Career Day and Expo, which is celebrating its 10th year

of empowering the youth of Soweto with career guidance through its expo that

has already been attended by over 50 000 scholars and youth to date, and has

been supported by over 200 corporate & government departments. “As

one of the strategic partners to the Career Expo, we have a platform to

showcase our shared commitment to address youth unemployment and skills in

South Africa.

Our career supplement, the Workplace, is a vehicle for

our readers to access crucial information on trends in the industry, and

empowers them to make informed decisions,” said the editor of the Star, Japhet Ncube.

Spectrum of

careers

The event is targeted at pupils of all grades but places

much emphasis on pupils in grades 11 and 12 as well as unemployed and out of

school youth to create their foundation for career development.

The Soweto Career Day and Expo will be a two-day event,

which will cover the broad spectrum of careers available in different sectors.

The Soweto public will have an opportunity to interact with major employers and

executives that will provide them insight on their industries, what courses are

critical for scholars to focus on and which fields of work lack skills.

Schools from different districts in Soweto and

Johannesburg have been invited to participate in the event, whereby the first

day will be a career convention with a specified number of top learners per

school.

Learners will be exposed to information and

communications technology, construction and engineering, mining, minerals and

energy, banking, investments and financial services, hospitality and tourism,

government careers, transport and etc.

The event will have breakaway sessions with executives in

specific industries interacting with learners that are interested in that

specific field or industry. Employers and government agencies mandated to offer

bursaries and scholarships, and those promoting graduate employment and

placement of students and youth into workplace will be exhibiting at the Soweto

Career Day Expo.

They will also be presenting their experiential learning

opportunities, with appropriate sector employers at the Indaba. Youth and the

general public in the sprawling township of the Soweto can look forward to an

informative career exhibition that will help them decide on how to prepare for

their future.

Exhibitors would feature tertiary institutions, professional

organisations, private sector and government departments to generate career

interest in the sectors their passionate about.

Information on how to become an exhibitor or a sponsor in

this event please call our office at Kgupi at 011 041 2812 and e-mail

[email protected]

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