"Enriching young minds - Shaping the future!
Kasi Career Expo is a township based education and development intervention that aims to inspire and unlock the full potential of students in disadvantaged areas. We help these leaners find their ideal roles across the country by connecting them to recruiters, funders and mentors at top local and international organisations; providing them with tools to support them along their career journeys.
Recognised as the 2016 ‘Best Emerging Township Event contributing to Local Economic Development’ by the Department of Tourism and City of Tshwane’; the annual exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive township based career and education platform in South Africa. Launched in 2015 across 3 provinces, this annual event was endorsed by the Department of Basic Education and attracted over 48 diverse African / Global brands.
Our initiative is in direct response to the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) goal 4.8: “Building career and vocational guidance” as it has proved to be a critical component in skills development. The lack of career guidance especially in township and rural areas has a direct, negative impact on the future of young people. NSDS goal 4.8 thus emphasises that career paths must be "mapped to qualifications in all sectors and sub-sectors, and communicated effectively, contributing to improved relevance of training and greater mobility and progression".
Our intervention employs a holistic approach to education development; and recognises the need to support the academic performance of learners while exposing them to global career opportunities, in order to ensure measurable impact. We therefore host industry round-table discussions to strengthen stakeholder partnerships and have extensive conversations regarding the economic empowerment of youth; to ensure that education interventions and investments are mapped with the strategic plans and needs of industry and the economy. Our national school road shows with various partners also put learners in direct contact with employers, capacitate them with life skills and increase learner exposure to brands and opportunities.
In 2015/16 we managed to place over 400 young learners into learnership / internship programmes. We also use our in-house expertise and industry and government partnerships; to invest in community based NGOs who are committed to the social and educational development for youth and provide support services that are crucial to ensure the academic success of learners. Our communication initiative therefore aims to bridge the gap that exists between the high rates of unemployment statistics among black youth in South Africa, and the number of dedicated programs available both within the private and government sector.
The Kasi Career Expo therefore also provides a credible mechanism for companies wanting to invest in education to invest their resources in a program that impacts the neediest of our society.
"Enriching young minds - Shaping the future!
Get assist & information on all things career related including, finding a job, refining your resume, financial assistance and tips on getting into the mjob market.
Intensive technical workshops with key focus on SA job market, entrepreneurship, finance, higher education funding, sexual health & hygine as well as life skills.
Meet prospective Employers and Recruiters, submit your C.V to be a part of SETA accredited leanership programmes.
KCE 2016 will showcases a wide variety of interactive activities performed by exhibiting organisations, students and professionals.
See cooking shows, beauty tips, latest technology in education and live music performances.
Making use of digital media, technology and innovative methods of teaching. We will be showcasing newly adopted digital learning methods in school. "Classrooms of the future" stepping towards paperless education.
Learner Engagement Platforms
The career expo showcases a widespread array of the most powerful and unique careers, all focused on learner development and starting a corporate life post matric and tertiary. Offers top performing students the opportunity to win bursaries and learner support material such as ipads and laptops.
Education Master Classes / Break Away Sessions
Intensive technical workshops with key focus on SA job market, entrepreneurship, finance, higher education funding, sexual health & hygine as well as life skills. Identifying key challanges in school and applying international best practices to some of the problems.