Every year Edgemead High School hosts a career evening to help students get a better understanding of their future.
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Annual career evening 2020.
Thursday 20 February.
Career Evening 2019
The annual Career Evening, hosted in conjunction with The Cape Career Exhibitors Association (CCEA), on Thursday 21 February was a great success.
A diverse group of exhibitors (40+) covering a range of tertiary institutions from universities to smaller, private training academies set up attractive and informative stalls. Our learners engaged with great enthusiasm and it was encouraging to see the number of parents accompanying their children.
This was an ideal opportunity for Gr 11s and 12s to enquire about entrance requirements required at the institutions depending on their career interests. This was also a valuable experience for the Gr 9s who will be required to make subject choices later on this year and need to have future career fields in mind when making these choices.
Running concurrently with the exhibition in the hall, a rotational programme of five individual exhibitors offered 30-minute presentations in B1 and these were very well-attended.
I would like to thank The Cape Career Exhibitors Association for their ongoing support and commitment which assures the success of this event.
MRS L. LEWIS
Career Evening 2018
The annual Career Evening was hosted in the hall on Thursday 8 March. This was an ideal opportunity for Gr 11s and 12s to get clarification of entrance requirements required at the various tertiary institutions depending on their career interests. Universities beyond Western Cape were also represented which was particularly valuable for those wanting to study further afield. This was also a valuable experience for the Gr 9s who will be required to make subject choices later on this year and need to have future career fields in mind when making these choices. Amongst the 40+ stalls, there was a good balance between universities and smaller, private institutions.
Following on from the initiative last year to have individual exhibitors presenting in a separate classroom for 20 minutes, a rotational programme of 12 individual presentations was offered and ran concurrently with the exhibition in the hall. These were generally well-attended and added value to the overall experience.
I would like to thank The Cape Career Exhibitors Association for their ongoing support and commitment which assures the success of this event. The exhibitors gave positive feedback regarding the learners who attended, commenting on the maturity and enthusiasm with which they interact.
The evening was well-supported by both learners and parents.
MRS L. LEWIS
Career Evening 2017
This year our annual Career Evening held in the hall on Tuesday 28 March was again well-supported and of benefit to all the learners and parents who attended. There were 40 exhibitors covering a diverse range of both career fields and type of tertiary institution. Hosting this in March was well-timed to benefit particularly both Gr 12 students prior to applying for tertiary studies for next year, and Gr 9 learners needing to make subject choices for Gr 10 next year.
This year the programme was modified in that consultants from the institutions were additionally given the opportunity to book a 15-minute slot in a classroom venue to meet with learners and parents specifically interested in what they had to offer. These ‘mini’ presentations were well-received and an initiative worth building on in future.
I would like to thank The Cape Career Exhibitors Association for their commitment to this annual event. It is always pleasing to be on the receiving end of their praise of how enthusiastic, confident and keen our learners are in these interactions.
Thanks to all who did attend, thereby helping to make the evening the success it was.
MRS L. LEWIS