5th Annual Careers Fair even bigger
EZULWINI – Waterford once again hosted a successful careers fair at the Royal Swazi Convention Centre yesterday.
Programme organiser, John Storer said there were much more attendees than when the project began in 2008.
"The support has been overwhelming and we are delighted to have about 50 companies and 10 universities participating this year," he said.
Some of the companies that attended included SPTC, Central Bank of Swaziland, RSSC, SEC, and SNTC.
"The aim of the career fair," said Storer "is to help the pupils to set realistic goals, focus their ambitions and raise their awareness of the opportunities available to them."
The pupils mingled freely with the various professionals and exchanged valuable information about possible future career choices.
One of the organisations that participated during the fair was Junior Achievements Swaziland (JAS). As an organisation, they try to empower young people in schools with entrepreneurship skills, financial literacy and work readiness skills.
Stanley Mkhwanazi, one of the members of the organisation said they teach pupils basic business skills by letting them run their own small business for 11 weeks.
Thereafter, they make presentations and compete with other schools. "Lusoti High School has been winning for the past two years," he said.
The event was so well attended that Storer said they might even look for a bigger venue next year to accommodate the partici-pants.
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