Damelin Durban City Campus, in partnership with the Academic Advising Centre, took part in the Icebolethu 100 Scares Skills Careers Indaba at the Durban Exhibition Center from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August 2018. The Icebolethu 100 Scares Skills Careers Indaba is an annual event which is hosted by the Icebolethu Foundation. In 2014, the South African Government identified 100 scarce skills nationally in the workplace, and from this Icebolethu Foundation established the Icebolethu 100 Scares Skills Careers Indaba as an opportunity to empower the youth and contribute towards education by taking the 100 Scarce Skills Campaign.
The Damelin Durban City and Academic Advising Centre teams played an integral role in this event by administering the Careers Profiling Indicator Test (CPIT) to all the learners who participated in the expo. The CPIT is a tool that is used to assist scholars in selecting career paths which are aligned with their individual character traits and ambitions.
The event was aimed at equipping grade nine learners from predominantly disadvantaged backgrounds with the necessary knowledge for them to make informed decisions in selecting their career paths. This careers expo attracts over 2800 grade 9 pupils from in and around the EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.
Compiled by: Mthokozisi Ndlela (Academic Adviser)