MAPS AND MIRRORS
Campaign Maps and Mirrors – Career Day for Grade 12’s
Date 14 May
Venue Postmasburg Showgrounds
Schools Postmasburg High, Blinkklip High and Ratang Thuto
The Maths Centre hosted a very successful Maps and Mirrors and Career Day for grade 12 learners from three project schools in Postmasburg on Saturday May the 14th. The aim of the event was to orientate matriculants with regards to varsity education, especially the first year. Fifteen tertiary institutions and education organizations participated in the event, despite the fact that it coincided with Open Days at several universities.
Learners from Blinkklip High School (left) and Ratang Thuto on the right.
Two-hundred-and fifty learners attended the event and received information relating to tertiary education – and bursary applications. The marketing team from Standard Bank also encouraged learners to open bank accounts as part of our “Responsible Citizenship” drive.
The event was held at the Postmasburg Showgrounds. Career Guidance and motivational sessions will be held at the schools as part of the “after care” programme.
The South African National Defence Force’s Lohatla Combat Training Centre supported the Maths Centre’s advocacy campaign again this year. And plans are being discussed to host a joint Youth Leadership Camp later this year.
The Northern Cape’s very own university, the Sol Plaatje University was also present and made a strong case as to why learners should consider pursuing their studies at the institutions.
The Maths Centre provided learners with bursary application forms as well as information on how to start your own business for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Leaflets on Career Guidance and study techniques were also distributed. The Health and Wellness SETA also promoted their programmes for young people.
Tsantsabane Drug and Alcohol Services (TADS) SANDF Combat Training Centre
TADS engaged learners on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse as they are most vulnerable. The aim was not only to focus on careers, but the holistic development of our youth.
Standard Bank South Africa
The marketing team from Standard Bank encouraged learners to open bank account as they will soon study at tertiary institutions and will hopefully successfully compete for bursaries. The after care programme will also focus on other aspect of citizenship such as getting a driver’s license.
Kumba iron Ore’s Kolomela Mine
Various departments from Kolomela Mine exhibited on the day. The mine offers a scholars programme, learnerships as well as bursaries in mining and engineering.
Learners from Blinkklip inspecting a Ratel with a group of volunteers who assisted on the day (left)
Kolomela Geology stall (left) and a learner completing a register requesting more information
The Maps and Mirrors event went quite smoothly and all the learners invited to the event went home with alot of information that will help them out.