Byline: Refeloe Letsoisa

03 November 2022

Grade seven (7) teachers gathered and organized a career day to encourage learners in the collection of information and exploring potential career paths.

The career day also provided learners with the opportunity to learn about a variety of occupations. 

Shapeve Primary School hosted a career day at the school’s car port on Friday, 28 October 2022 in Embalenhle.

The main purpose of the event was to create awareness to grade seven learners about the variety of careers and connect them with the partners in the different fields.

It provides learners with the opportunity to make informed decisions about their careers as it creates a more reality picture.

“As teachers of Shapeve Primary School, we are uplifting other professionals to show learners that all careers must be respected and that is how we engage ourselves with the community,” said Mr GV Shabangu, one of the grade seven teachers and acting school principal.

Learners could also take advantage of networking opportunities, free career guidance, workshops and seminars on the day.

Chosen learners were required to be in groups of three or four, choose a career whereby they will accumulate information such as the best institution to study the course, duration of the course and estimated salary.

Grade seven teachers in different career attires

The different groups wore attires or uniform representing the chosen professions and gave presentations according to the chosen careers. 

Guest speakers from different fields were invited to share their stories.

Pastor Sithole shared his story on how he ended up being a pastor.

“I also thought there is no course to study when choosing to be a pastor until I did my research and started engaging with pastors,” said Pastor Sithole.

He also explained the different levels and kinds of pastors that are there.

Zinhle Manhlangu, manager of KwaSchebo shisanyama

Shapeve Primary School also invited Zinhle Mahlangu, manager of KwaSchebo Shisanyama in Ext 12, Embalenhle who explained the business field and emphasized that having a business of your own, does not mean that one just sits and does nothing.

Zinhle is also a founder of a foundation which works with people from different fields.

“Some of you might not see the importance of education but will realize it later in life,” said Zinhle.

In closing, Mrs Mkhatswa shared her story of being an entrepreneur.

“Being an entrepreneur is all about taking risks,” said Mkhatswa.

She explained and gave examples on how the learners can make a difference in their neighborhood.

Mrs Mkhatswa further explained that entrepreneurship is all about generating new things and taking risks because one has to plan and strategies on everything they do.

The teachers were happy to see learners participate in the event and showing effort by doing their research and giving good presentations.

Their aim is to bring people from different fields yearly and share their visions with the learners.