Tswellopele Branding Enterprise held its annual career expo at the Selosesha public library in Thaba Nchu on Friday. The theme of the expo was “My career, my choice”. Learners from different schools in Thaba Nchu came in numbers to get information about different career paths.
There were different exhibition stalls with career information, such Rosebank College, the National Museum and SARS, just to name a few. The aim of the expo was to bring different stakeholders and learners from the rural schools together, closing the gap between the learners from rural areas and those from urban areas.
Andries Makwae, education officer at Bloemfontein National Museum, told Voice, “As a museum, we work with many learners from schools and we are here in Thaba Nchu today to empower learners with information and inform them about the career paths we have at the museum. Natural Science, for example is an important subject, as well as Physical Science, Life Science, Anthropology and Geology for choosing a career path at the museum.”
He added that the learners showed interest in knowing how life was back then in comparison to today’s life. “They asked questions on how evolution happened in animals and plants. They learned things today they did not know about.” Boxing South Africa’s CEO, Tsholofelo Lejaka, was one of the guest speakers.
He told Voice, “It is an honour to come home and interact with young people in Thaba Nchu. My message today is to tell young people to focus on their education. Their talents can change their lives and we need to have a society of great leaders.”
He added, “I encourage the youth to shy away from negative friends and using drugs.”