ONE of South Africaâ€™s biggest career fairs, the Working World Exhibition, will celebrate its historic 20th edition when it takes place from February 26 to 28 at the Feather Market Centre.
The expo â€“ which features around 80 exhibitors from across the country â€“ will reach up to 15 000 Grade 12s in the Class of 2019 and unemployed youth in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro and surrounding areas.
Inkanyezi Eventsâ€™ project director, Wellington Jansen, said the milestone 20th event would be hosted with the support of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM), the Coega Development Corporation, Kingfisher FM, Media24, Vodacom, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, Magnetic Storm and The Eastern Cape Department of Education.
He said the 20th expo would be packed with free career guidance resources for the Class of 2019 and youths already out of school but searching for study and job guidance.
â€œRunning alongside the exhibition itself, an eye-opening DVD on â€˜Careers of The Future and skills in the fourth industrial revolutionâ€™, sponsored by the Coega Development Corporation, is a highlight,â€? said Jansen.
Other free resources include career guidance workbooks, approved by the Department of Education for use in the Grade 12 life orientation syllabus, a young leaders/prefects seminar and onsite career guidance counselling provided by the Nelson Mandela University (NMU).
Jansen said the Working World Expo was the first community project undertaken by Inkanyezi Event Organisers in 1998.
â€œOver the last 20 years, we have interacted with several hundred thousand school-leavers, received