10th Annual Soweto Expo is back
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Annual Soweto Career Expo has partnered with one of the oldest, and most
credible news groups – Independent Media Group.
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.
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
“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.
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
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.
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
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
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