The Durban University of Technology (DUT) students came out in their numbers to the two-day World of Work Career Exhibition which took place at the Ritson Campus Parking lot from Wednesday, 14 to Thursday, 15 August 2019.
The exhibition was hosted by the University’s Co-Operative Education. The Co-Operative Education Brand Ambassador Kwazi Chagwe said the aim of hosting this event was to offer DUT students an opportunity to interact with industry stakeholders.
“They are here to have face to face interactions with companies and get more information on job opportunities. We are doing this for students who are in their final year of studies, and who are looking for Work Integrated Learning (WIL),” he said.
Chagwe said this year they had added more companies because some students requested for those companies that provide suitable guidance for their programmes. “This year’s WOW saw over 170 companies in attendance which is so far the biggest number of companies attending the WOW over the years and they are ecstatic about it,” added Chagwe.
Philani Sangweni HR Officer at Mshtarii Investment, who was one of the exhibitors, said: “We are here at the World of Work Career Exhibition as we were part of it last year, 2018, and are visible to Information Technology students as we deal with software development. We are also aiming to find students who are still looking for their in-service training,” he said.
After a successful exhibition, Chagwe thanked the Co-Operative Education Department team, the University management, Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Thandwa Mthembu, DUT CO- Operative Education Director, Mr Shakeel Ori and all the members who were involved in making the event a success.
Pictured: DUT’s Co-Operative Education team with students at the event.
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