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IEIP CONTINUES TO EMPOWER THE IMBALI COMMUNITY THROUGH ITS THIRD ANNUAL CAREER EXPO

IEIP CONTINUES TO EMPOWER THE IMBALI COMMUNITY THROUGH ITS THIRD ANNUAL CAREER EXPO

The Imbali Education and Innovation Precinct (IEIP) continues with sterling work by sharing information with the schools that form part of the IEIP. They had recently collaborated with the Durban University of Technology (DUT): Department of Student Administration and DUT Career Resources Centre for its third annual career guidance at Zibukezulu Secondary School and Sukuma Comprehensive High School.

Facilitating the programme for the day was the Imbali Education and Innovation Precinct Public Relations (PR) and Marketing Assistant: Ms Zanele Mashaba. She outlined the importance of the Career Expo and encouraged the learners to listen assiduously as the session concluded with a question and answer session.

Project Manager-Imbali Education and Innovation Precinct, Dr Mfanozelwe Shozi welcomed everyone and unpacked the purpose of the day.

“It gives me great pleasure that the IEIP has fulfilled their promise as we celebrate the third annual Career Expo. For the past year we had witnessed that such information contributes to the knowledge of the learners hence, we continue bringing knowledge to the learners. It is important to take this opportunity seriously so you will be able to learn,” he said.

DUT Midlands Student Administration Clerks: Ms Amanda Makalima and Mrs Zamandosi Ndlovu presented the DUT programmes offered and opportunities on how to navigate the DUT website and the Central Application Office (CAO) application process.

DUT Career Resource Officer, Ms Sindisiwe Dlamini encouraged the learners to apply before the closing dates as universities are unlikely to accept walk-ins.

“The CAO has made the application process easy for students. Therefore, it is your responsibility to apply before the closing date. This will also benefit you financially because late applications cost more. It is important to create a professional email username and use your working cellphone numbers to stay updated about the application status,” she said.

Moreover, Dlamini requested that learners research the various careers they would consider venturing into. She emphasised the importance of choosing a career that they are passionate about. The learners were encouraged to make informed and wise career choices by considering their personalities, interests, values, and abilities. She also highlighted that she is available for more in-depth sessions on campus at DUT.

After all the presentations were delivered, there was a question and answer session which allowed the learners to get clarity in whatever information they had missed. Sukuma Comprehensive High School teacher, Machoba thanked everyone who made the Career Expo a success.

“On behalf of the school, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the DUT and IEIP staff members for dedicating this day to interact with our learners. This was indeed a successful and informative session and we hope the learners will be able to use it to their advantage,” she concluded.

Pictured: Learners and teachers are all smiles at the Career Expo.

Zanele Mashaba

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