September 21, 2017

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FS to host Transport Careers Expo

Learners and job seekers from across in the Free State will have an opportunity to know what happens in the country’s transport sector when the provincial government hosts the first ever Transport Careers Expo at the Parys Aerodrome tomorrow.

The event which is being organised in conjunction with the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) aims to expose high school learners and job seekers to careers in the various streams of the transport sector including road, rail, aviation, forwarding and clearing, freight handling, maritime and green transport.

A statement issued by the provincial government this week said the event will assist learners to select subjects that will assist them in pursuing careers in the transport sector while creating a platform for skills development and capacity building in the sector.

TETA chief executive officer Maphefo Anno-Frempong pointed out the sector has many opportunities that many people are not aware of and the expo will be an opportunity for them to learn more.

“The ransport sector is one that holds massive potential for job creation and entrepreneurship opportunities,” said Anno-Frempong.

“We are excited to launch this initiative as most learners are not aware of the diverse employment opportunities that lie in the field of transportation. We have ensured that we attract a varied mix of exhibitors in order to afford learners a bird’s eye-view of the range of career options available in transportation,” she added.

Various companies are also expected to be showcasing their products and services including opportunities for scholarships, bursaries, skills training and available job opportunities.

Premier Ace Magashule said the province has people will various skills and government will assist them identify their career opportunities.

“The Free State Province has a pool of talented learners who have dynamic skills and interests. Our province was the best performer in the 2016 matric results and we are committed to nurturing this talent by investing in skills development and career opportunity ventures such as this one. We are proud to host this event along with the TETA and we intend to see it growing in the coming years,” he noted.

The statement encouraged parents and teachers to mobilise leaners to attend the event.

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