Career expo to empower Khayelitsha youth

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

An upcoming Youth Development and Career Expo in the Western Cape is expected to empower young people around career choices and post-school training opportunities in Khayelitsha.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the expo on Saturday at the False Bay Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Mew Way, Khayelitsha.

According to the Presidency, the expo will further focus on access to further education and training; adopting healthy lifestyles among young people; the prevention of  substance abuse and HIV infection, and access to information on starting and sustaining small businesses.
The Youth Development and Career Expo forms part of and will wrap up the Department of Higher Education and Training’s TVET Month under the theme “Promoting Success and Creating Employable Students through Vocational Education and Training”.

The expo will focus on the TVET sector, partnering with False Bay TVET College thereby responding to the call to support the activities of TVET month.
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. 
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.
Exhibitions by various stakeholders, stakeholder engagement with the learners (both current and prospective), offering of services (registration of CVs, health services) will be made available. Deputy President Ramaphosa will give the keynote address of the day.

Saturday’s expo will be the sixth to be hosted by the Deputy President. Deputy President Ramaphosa has hosted expos in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape. –


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