CHDA is partnering with Finance, Accounting Services Seta (FASSET), Bank Seta (BSeta), Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Department of Basic Education (DBE) Institutions of higher learning are embarking on career seminars and roadshows. The seminars are targeting Life Orientation teachers. The objective of these seminars is to provide the teachers with basic orientation to career development and information on post school education and training opportunities.
A 2 days career workshop was conducted on the 21 & 22 August 2017 in Cradock. 40 grade 7 Life Orientation teachers from Hofmeyer, Middleburg and Cradock (Inxuba Yethemba) participated in the program.
In reaching out to different schools – Hofmeyer and Middleburg. Teacher workshops for Life Orientation teachers. This was followed by a 2 day road show program which targeted 3 schools in Middleburg, Hofmeyer and Cradock. Approximately 1800 learners benefited from the program.
The team conduct a roadshow ALL the historically disadvantaged schools in Hofmeyer, Middleburg, and Cradock.
On 5 & 6 September, a career seminar for students was conducted in Cofimvaba High School. 2162 grade 9 learners from 52 schools throughout Cofimvaba participated in the seminar. As a result of this partnership, Chris Hani East Education Department Grade 9 Life Orientation preliminary examination paper included career choice related questions. This will be followed by a “career dress up” program in October.
This model has been welcomed by both teachers and learners. This has been reflected in the seminar evaluation that was conducted by DHET and CHDA through the seminar evaluation forms. This model will be rolled throughout the district.