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Career exhibition for matric pupils

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SIOC-cdt was established in 2006 by Kumba Iron Ore Limited to invest in the development of the communities in which the company operates.

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SIOC-cdt, in partnership with Hope Missionaries and the John Taolo Gaetsewe district, as well as the Department of Education, South32 and Sishen Mines, will host the Joe Morolong Municipality Career Exhibition 2019 at Segopotso High School in Laxey Village tomorrow.

The exhibition aims to bring career information to Grade 12 pupils from 13 high schools in Joe Morolong, their families and school-leavers. The focus will be on career guidance and education-related initiatives as well as various career opportunities.

Pupils will be exposed to a variety of professions that will assist them in making informed decisions regarding various career options, further study and financial aids available.

In addition to this, the long-term goal for the exhibition is to increase the average percentage of employability and marketability of local youth post matric and tertiary.

The event will be attended by the MEC for Education in the Northern Cape, the Sol Plaatje University Vice-Chancellor, the North West University Vice-Chancellor, the Joe Morolong Local Municipality mayor, the CEO of SIOC-cdt, motivational speakers and many other professionals.

Different institutions of higher learning and individual professionals from a variety of fields will also share valuable information with pupils including their career path experiences through coaching sessions.

This exhibition will be one of a kind as it will be very interactive, affording an opportunity to pupils to discuss and ask questions with people who have travelled the path they may wish to undertake. This will be beneficial particularly to disadvantaged pupils who do not always have access to information based on their location, background, accessibility and limited resources.

SIOC-cdt was established in 2006 by Kumba Iron Ore Limited to invest in the development of the communities in which the company operates.

The trust focuses primarily on beneficiary communities adjacent to the Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC) mining activities in the Northern Cape and Thabazimbi Local Municipality in Limpopo and has invested significantly in community development projects aimed at ensuring sustainability beyond mining operations.