Pursuing a career takes passion and a lot of hard work. But before one can do that, one needs to find the career path they want to follow. Not everyone wakes up knowing what they want to do with their lives thus career expos are important. Here’s a list of annual career expos every high school pupil should attend.
1. Career Indaba
Career Indaba is South Africa’s number one destination for students, learners, job seekers and young professionals looking to take the next step in their education or professional development. Whether your passion lies in languages or music, art or accounting, or event how to make video games, there are a host of exciting opportunities on offer at Career Indaba tailored to suite every student’s needs.
2. Rising Stars Careers Expo 2014
Exhibition, career guidance, education and training The Annual Rising Stars Careers Expo returns in 2014 with a more vibrant and revitalized show. The aim of this event is to give a platform for public and private sector to profile themselves as an employer of choice. It also present an unmatched opportunity for talent finders to promote their organisations and compete for the best available human resources, and an opportunity to connect directly with prospective employees, provide employment and career information.
3. Ikamva Career Guidence Expo
The Ikamva Career Guidance Expo is an informative, comprehensive and interactive career guide for learners and youth seeking direction and employment, particularly young people living in and around rural areas. This project offers in-depth career guidance in all fields of studies, as well as how to access learnerships, scholarships and funding options across all the various business sectors and the public sector. Ikamva Guidance Expo is geared towards assisting learners and young people in our communities to achieve and realize their dreams and also contribute in a meaningful manner to the South African economy.
4. The SABC Education ‘MyTomorrow’ technical careers expo
The SABC Education ‘MyTomorrow’ technical careers expo targets grades 8 to 12 students and unemployed graduates. Learners will meet organisations offering information, in-house training and opportunities. These organisations have a common goal; to alleviate the technical skills shortage in South Africa. This event is a prime platform for learners and industry players to meet, network and exchange crucial information. Industry players include higher learning institutes, career guidance centres, financial institutions, entrepreneurial skills organisations, national youth development programmes, government departments and relevant SETAs. Educator seminars will be hosted daily during the Expo.
5. Learner’s Movement of South Africa Career Guidance Expo
This Expo is aimed at motivating, advising and acknowledging the Youth (In and Out-School) based on the important of academic excellence and possible measures in place to be undertaken to further study. It also is a strategic way of getting the scholars applying earlier for the upcoming academic years. However, most importantly to strengthen the relations between the secondary and tertiary education sectors. To link possible information to the financial institutions, scholars and their irrespective schools. To also put a stop to the higher dropout rate in our public schools and poor pass rate.
6. African Edu Week
EduWeek is Africa’s premier education event, boasting an exhibition of over 85 exhibitors, free to attend technical workshops and a high level conference. Now entering its eight year, EduWeek has achieved continued success and sustained growth by consistently attracting the highest quality of exhibitor in the expo, and ensuring our content is up to date and relevant for our visitors and delegates.
7. City Of Johannesburg Career Expo
Although the event will target learners from grades 10 to12, students from tertiary institutions and unemployed South Africans are also encouraged to attend, according to Kgupi Gunguluza, the project director of expo organisers Careers Inc. In partnership with the City of Johannesburg, Careers Inc hopes the expo will help develop a breed of productive young people who will become mainstream economic contributors. A range of government agencies, corporate companies and non-profit organisations will share information about possible career opportunities at the two-day event.
8. My Business Expo
The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) brings you the 6th season of My Business Expo, also incorporating “Business Start-Up Expo”, “My Business Seminars” and “Buzz Party.” My Business Expo is free to attend for anyone that pre-registers who is thinking about starting a business or expanding a business.
9. My Career Expo
My career Expo aims to provide support, knowledge & educate the youth of today by guiding them in the right directions for their future. There are many students forced to university, misled or misunderstood, with huge amounts of failure, drop outs and unsuccessful students surely we are in need of a MY CAREER EXPO where students can be advised, educated & led in the right direction to fulfil their passion and realise what the big bad world is all about. The aim of the My Career Expo is to create awareness amongst the youth about Universities, colleges, gap years and various jobs. Many students leave school and struggle to know what they now want to study, where they want to study and wait a lot are thinking about taking a gap year.
10. Maritime Industry Careers Expo
The Maritime Expo and Summit promises to be a stimulating and interactive event, packed with exciting displays, skills and information sessions, workshops, competitions, water sports activities and even a seafood pavilion, all aimed at giving young people an inspiring insight into careers in the maritime industry. Information will be available on jobs for technicians, artisans, crew members, engineers, IT specialists, managers and much more as well as maritime law and maritime economics.
Learners and job seekers will be able to find out about bursaries, learnerships and in-service training, as well as how to access funding. They will meet future key employers and inspiring people from the industry, get free career advice, attend interactive information sessions, receive advice on writing a CV, receive a toolkit with all they need to know about getting into the industry, and enjoy plenty of fun and entertainment.