25 September 2013 Volume :1 Issue :3

Career Guidance Initiative at Rural School

Career Guidance Initiative at Rural School
Students from the Fund’induku Secondary School during a career guidance workshop.

UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg branch of the Nazareth Tertiary Students Association (NaTeSA) held a meeting at which career guidance was prioritised in its 2013 Programme of Action.

NaTeSA member Ms Nokulunga Nxumalo identified the Fund’induku Secondary School in Tafelkop as being in great need of assistance.

Nxumalo said pupils at the rural school lacked academic motivation and career guidance plus it needed advanced learning tools and resources. Very few of its students proceed to tertiary study after completing matric.

NaTeSA Career Officer Mr Mncedisi Mazibuko initiated the training event with UKZN student counselling staff on the Pietermaritzburg campus: Ms Shelley Barnsley, Ms Rossella Meusel, and Mr Sanele Zuma, all from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

About 15 individuals took part in facilitating the career guidance and planning workshop.  

Students were provided with invaluable information about career guidance and planning.

The event was a success with NaTeSA team members giving interesting presentations which were useful for the school and learners growth in terms of understanding the necessity of career guidance and planning.

 -  Barrington Marais

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