A career exhibition hosted by the Public Employment Services (PES) unit from Brits Labour Centre in partnership with Bapo Ba Mogale Administration in the North West saw a large number of young people and work-seekers attending in search of career opportunities.
The career exhibition was held in Bapong near Brits and is part of the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce unemployment by creating favourable platforms that allows the youth and work-seekers an opportunity to meet with potential employers and to gain valuable insight into different career opportunities. This include learnerships, internships, apprenticeships, bursaries and entrepreneurship.
Speaking at the event, Ben Kungwane, a career councillor at Brits Labour Centre encouraged the youth to remain focused and also take opportunities such as this serious as it has the potential to help them build their careers, and also to use these free services by the department.
“Our services to work-seekers are free. We offer services that include registration on the ESSA database, match and placing work-seekers with available opportunities. Moreover, work-seekers are provided with career counselling services, which include psychometric assessment where necessary and job interview preparation” said Kungwane.
The work-seekers can also access the available opportunities such as work and learning opportunities; and self-employment initiatives by registering on the online portal found on the Department’s website, www.labour.gov.za. Work seekers can also visit any of the Department’s offices to be assisted with registration.” concluded Kungwane.