Pupils in grades 9 to 12 attended a careers exhibition at Beacon Hill High School on Saturday June 2.
The event focused specifically on jobs which relied on practical skills, with the College of Cape Town and False Bay College among the institutions present to advise the pupils.
“It was interesting and informative as we are not usually exposed to FET Colleges, so it’s nice to know which careers you can go into one day,” said Venita Clayton, 14, who lives in New Woodlands and is in Grade 9 at Claremont High School.
“We want to give the youth every opportunity to make a success of themselves. We even have courses for people who did not complete Grade 9, so there are many ways to get yourself a qualification,” said Abulele Maxakana, student recruitment officer at College of Cape Town.
Ward 79 councillor Solomon Philander appealed to the parents and family of pupils to come to such events more often so that they could also help guide their children through the process of discovering their career paths.