Pupils learn about career options

Pupils Aaliyah Joseph, Ashlin Erasmus and Jamie-Lee Gabriels.

AZ Berman High School pupils learnt about jobs in the police, media and traffic services during a careers day at the Tafelsig school.

SAPS and traffic officers along with Plainsman reporter Fouzia van der Fort and staff from CCFM, a Christian community radio station, spoke to the pupils about their jobs.

The programme was organised by Dale van Staden, a member of the ACDP Youth League in Mitchell’s Plain who started a careers day campaign at Imperial Primary School, in Beacon Valley, in August last year (“Career day inspires youth,” Plainsman August 31).

Mitchell’s Plain social crime prevention police officer Constable Enrich Nicke told the pupils that they didn’t have to “settle for what you see in your community”.

He added: “Aim high, then after you matriculate, you can say I was at AZ Berman High School, and this is what I achieved.”

Traffic officer Inspector Nomfundo Ngesimani said there was a lot more to her job than handing out fines.

“You must have matric, be physically fit. You must not have a criminal record. You must have a valid driver’s licence. You will get assessed and must complete your traffic diploma.”

She encouraged the pupils to persevere and commit themselves to serving their community.

Senior traffic officer Anthea Daniels gives information to pupils Uganda Tshatshu and Jordan Julies.
Mitchell’s Plain police officers Sergeant Roxane Matroos and Constable Enrich Nicke help pupil Skylear Wilson see whether he is a good fit for the police while fellow pupil Kaylin Gertse looks on.