More than 3 000 pupils from schools in the uMkhanyakude District attended the Mtubatuba Business Fair and Career Expo at Mtubatuba Sports Ground.
The exhibition was organised by the local municipality in collaboration with the Department of Education (DOE). The expo was attended by grade 10 to 12 learners from 37 high schools in and around Mtubatuba.
College of Health Science’s Representatives Ms Vanessa Chetty, Mr Mlungisi Chili and Ms Nombuso Dlamini spoke to the learners about the available career options, rigorous selection processes and alerted learners of the closing date for applications.
The purpose of this career fair was to provide the learners with the tools and resources to make important and valuable career decisions and also to educate high and middle school learners on career opportunities available in the community and the province at large and to expose students to enrolment requirements at the Higher Institutions of Learning and funding options available.
Learners from a wide variety of schools were transported by the Mtubatuba Municipality to the Sports Ground to attend the expo which featured speakers from the Municipality, DOE and UKZN, who spoke to the learners and outlined relevant information on careers choices.
UKZN’s CHS Academic Services staff spoke to the learners giving in-depth information on Health Sciences career opportunities.