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Learners at St Vincent prepare for life after school

16 Aug 2021

St Vincent School for the Deaf principal Ingrid Parkin, Thembiso Lucil Magajana from BCEI, learner Zanokuhle Dlephu and Mxolisi Nkutha of BCEI stand together following the event. Photo Supplied

MELROSE – Topics included how to handle a job interview, drafting a winning CV and more about accessing university for students with disabilities.

Learners in Grade 11 and 12 at the St Vincent School for the Deaf in Melrose benefitted from a work readiness event on August 3.

The event, which complied with Covid-19 protocols, allowed learners to discover from industry experts how to prepare for life beyond school. Topics included how to handle a job interview, drafting a winning CV and more about accessing university for students with disabilities.

Learners from the St Vincent School for the Deaf receive bags from event sponsors BCEI. Photo Supplied

Event sponsor Boikgantsho Consulting and Events Institute (BCEI) discussed opportunities for future applicants seeking work.

Finance manager at BCEI Mxolisi Nkutha recounted when his aunt attended St Vincent School for the Deaf and he would visit her on weekends. Mxolisi said, “My aunt matriculated in 1999 and went on to go to college. After qualifying, she went on to work in big name companies. It just shows that with a disability, you can do anything. In terms of careers, there are many different opportunities. Absolutely anyone can make it!

Learners ask questions and interact during the work readiness event. Photo Supplied

“As the sponsor of today’s event and as a company in general, we would like to continuously support inclusion and hope to see many of you employed at our company in future.”

Source: Sandton Chronicle

 

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