The rare opportunity to get a glimpse into the working world of top businesswomen in Nelson Mandela Bay was afforded to 54 high school girls this week. The learners spent the morning following in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela Bay’s leading female business women in the Businesswomen of Tomorrow work-shadow-day convened by the PE branch of the Businesswomen’s Association (BWA) on Tuesday, 23 August 2016.
The learners were exposed to a wide variety of career options, including the fields of Law, Information Technology, Environmental Conservation, Accounting and Auditing, Safety and Security, Film Production as well as the Hospitality Industry.
Zahrah Benjamin, a Grade 11 learner from Victoria Park High School, said she was more inspired than ever to become a policewoman following her visit to Atlas Security. “We went for a tour of the business to the control room and the gym of the armed response officers. We got to feel what a bulletproof vest felt like and were handcuffed together as a demonstration,” said an excited Benjamin.
Saarah Amod, a Grade 11 learner from http://mype.co.za/new/young-girls-experience-the-working-world/74599/2016/08