The month of July has been nothing short of inspiration, not only to the youth but the entire nation. Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the greatest engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”
The ArcelorMittal Science Centre in Sebokeng hosted the annual “Vaal Career Expo” that took place from the 22nd – 26th July 2019. The expo was very much beneficial as it not only catered for students but the community at large. It was very much important to remind the students that it is always essential to take proper career decisions and subject choices in order to align the future. Life Orientation is a subject that plays a huge role in educating and emphasizing the importance of career decisions. A career expo focuses on preparing students for leadership, career and university/college success. Apart from educational institutions, companies came to exhibit and properly introduce their services and industry to students, promoting the relevant skills needed to be a successful employee.
Such an expo is important because students become more engaged in education and highly motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school.
The Centre is very much grateful to the students, entire team, partners, educational institutions and companies who exhibited with the purpose of helping our youth and educators learn more about the skills and experience needed by industries in order to be successful.
A huge gratitude to the following institutions: Pearson Higher Education Institution, University of the Free State, North West University, Flavious Mareka Tvet College, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Venda, Sedibeng Tvet College, Rostec College, Mancosa, Vaal University of Technology, Rosebank College, Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology, Jeppe College, Ceramics Industries, UNISA, SAICA, Central University of Technology.