June 02, 2020

Exploring Careers Through Furthering Education

SAIMI participated in a High School Career Exhibition hosted by the Furthering Education & Training NPC in conjunction with the SABC Education on 7-8 February 2020 at the Blue Route Mall in Cape Town.

Primary and high school learners were spoilt for choice when given an opportunity to decide on furthering their education. The exhibition was well supported and saw approximately 1000 primary and high school learners, and not forgetting parents, in attendance. Entrance to the expo was free and open to everyone to attend. The learners came out in numbers from different schools around Cape Town, and the interactive displays highlighted a wide variety of opportunities.

Exhibitors other than SAIMI included Carlas Au Pairs, and Cultural Care Au Pair. Education and training institutions included Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, and University of the Western Cape, IMM Graduate School, Cornerstone Institute, iCOLLEGE, Capsicum Culinary Studio, Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design, Rosebank College and many more.

The Khetha Career Development Services in the Department of Higher Education and Training were also present, giving career guidance.

Furthering Education & Training NPC is a non-profit organisation that promotes furthering education and training for learners and parents around South Africa. The High School Career Expo is South Africa’s only national public exhibition that takes place in all major cities and towns and is designed to provide information to learners and parents looking for the best possible high schools and tertiary institutions to attend. They are dedicated to actively promoting broadening education, preparation, and providing learners with as much information as possible to make the right choices in life, with relevant material.

SAIMI’s exhibition focused on and raised awareness about the maritime sector amongst the learners, educators and parents, highlighting maritime careers and employment opportunities in the maritime industry. This forms part of the SAIMI Dive-In Maritime Awareness Strategy Campaign, which was launched last year.

Two female cadets, Asiphe Nogwanya and Sinaye Hlanjwa, who are currently registered on the National Cadet Programme, assisted SAIMI in answering questions, giving advice and guidance to the learners on career paths and subject choices. The cadets shared information that was relevant and relatable.

These high school learners who attended the Career Expo and visited the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) stall, had lots of fun.

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