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​The Soweto Careers Expo, now in its fifth year, will have a large number of exhibitors focusing on students and school-leavers.
UNEMPLOYED youth and learners will get first-hand information about various career opportunities and what bursaries are on offer at the annual Soweto Careers Expo.

City department s will also be on hand to offerCity departments will also be on hand to offer assistance to learnersNow in its fifth year, the expo is a partnership between Careers-INC and the City of Johannesburg. It will take place at Orlando Communal Hall on 17 and 18 May. Among the exhibitors will be the Joburg Youth Desk, which will have information about career opportunities at City entities, which include Joburg Water, Johannesburg metro police department, Johannesburg Roads Agency and other departments.

Other exhibitors will include the Department of Environmental Affairs, Denel Aviation, Telkom, Sasol, Honda, South African Police Service, Seta, Legal Aid Board, Nampak, Rand Water and DHL. Many private organisations have confirmed their participation.

Project director of Careers-INC Kgupi Gunguluza said registration was free and open to individuals and institutions. “We are calling upon the unemployed, especially the youth, to come and get advice on many career opportunities. We also encourage schools to release leaners early so that they can get this information. It is an eye opening experience.”

Gunguluza said leaners in grades 11 and 12 should be prioritised as they were about to leave high school to start out in their careers and at intuitions of higher learning.

Parents should encourage their children to attend. Gunguluza said universities, further education and training centres and colleges would also attend, giving advice on their courses and admission requirements. “This will be useful for grades 12 and 11 leaners.”

Unemployed graduates looking for jobs would be able to interact with major employers and executives would provide insights into their industries, he said.

For more information about the expo, contact the project director, Kgupi Gunguluza, on 083 761 0450 or on email at Alternatively, visit the Careers-INC website.

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