Community Action Africa (CAA) hosted its 2nd annual high school career guidance which was held on July 27, 2018 at Buffalo City College in East London.
The purpose of the event which was held under the theme sparking the future was to advise and to provide necessary support and information to young people in high schools so that they can be better prepared to make informed and responsible choices and thus be able to make the best of the opportunities ahead.
Every year CAA organises a career guidance event where we invite businesses, government departments and institutions of higher learning to help students plan their career and to inform them about possible future opportunities.
At this year’s event, the keynote speaker was Mr DR. Singh, the Principal of Buffalo City College (BCC). He encouraged learners to take education and learning seriously and take advantages of opportunities if they were to succeed in life. He was speaking on the topic – The link between education, career choices and employment.
Grade nine (G9) pupils from various schools around East London benefitted from this informative session where presentations about career programmes and opportunities were made by various institutions. In attendance were institutions of higher learning which included: Walter Sisulu University (WSU), Buffalo City College (BCC) and Boston Business College (BBC). East London Management Institute (ELMI) and iCollege also attended the event.
Companies like the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), Flat Foot Engineering Company and engineering professional bodies such as the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) were in attendance and had stalls at the event.
Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) as well as other state departments and institutions including Department of Agriculture and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) used this event to advise young people on a variety issues related to careers and opportunities. The development sector or the Non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector was represented by Afesis-corplan.
Learners in attendance received scholastic materials including school bags, stationery packs and water bottles and T-shirts. Sanitary pads were also given out to girl students.