The Benefits of Attending Career Expos Hosted by Cape Town Libraries

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Career expos offer valuable insights into different professions and provide opportunities for networking with industry professionals. In May, the City of Cape Town libraries will host a series of career expos aimed at learners, unemployed youth, and anyone interested in making an informed career choice.

The Success of Previous Career Expos

Following the success of previous career expos held in March, the libraries have decided to host eight additional career expos in May. These events offer more than just free career advice. Attendees can learn about a range of occupations, expand their network, and practice essential interview skills.

The Importance of Partnering with External Stakeholders

Partnering with external stakeholders is crucial for gathering career information and bringing together all the necessary role players under one roof. In addition, this creates an excellent opportunity for young patrons to become excited about choosing a career.

What to Expect at the Career Expos

Various libraries across Cape Town will host the career expos, with pop-up tables displaying information on different tertiary institutions and careers. Each role player will have a seven-minute slot to introduce themselves and talk about their profession. Attendees can contact the libraries directly for more information on the expos.

Encouragement from City Officials

Councillor Patricia van der Ross, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health encourages learners to attend the career expos. She believes attending an expo may set attendees on the path to their dream job. Councillor Van der Ross adds, “A career should be more than just a paycheck. An expo may be the place where you find your calling.”

In conclusion, attending career expos hosted by the City of Cape Town libraries offers a chance to learn about various career paths, network with industry professionals, and make an informed decision on your future.

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