The National Department of Public Works (DPW) hosted Career Days on 22, 24 and 29 April at adopted schools (Rakgotso High School, Soshanguve South High School and WF Nkomo High School) partaking in the departmental Schools Programme. The Programme aims to encourage, support learning of Maths and Science whilst aligning the learners with the right career choices.
For the first time, ECSA was invited to exhibit and make a short presentation on career options within the Engineering sector and opportunities available.
The event was coordinated to allow stakeholders to engage with learners through group presentations, divided into three sessions namely Maths & Science Stream, Humanities Stream and Commercial Stream. Sandisa Maqubela presented on the crucial need for more engineers in South Africa, emphasizing the importance for learners to study hard and excel on their Maths and Science subjects.
Standard Bank, SA Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SAICA), South African Police Service (SAPS), Agrement SA, Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA), South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), ABSA, Tshwane North College, South African Institute of Chartered Accountant, and the DPW Young Professionals were among the attendees to give career guidance.
We look forward to receiving more invitations from the department, to drive and unpack the engineering profession to disadvantaged yet bright South African learners.