About 5 000 young people descended to the Sandton Convention Centre for the annual SABC Education Career Indaba. The expo, held over two days on May 19 to 20, brought together learners in grade 9-12, college and university students.

Educational institutions and the business world provided information on how subject choice effects career paths. Attendees at the expo were also provided with career guidance, skill development, available study options, bursaries and employment opportunities for graduates.

Career Indaba’s event director Tanya Jackman explains: “there are a multitude of opportunities for learners of all academic capabilities and financial backgrounds. What better way to prepare for your academic or working future than to get advice from the experts themselves? Our Interactive Zone offered that personal engagement whereby students could speak directly with some truly inspirational individuals and walk away with tangible learning’s that will benefit them instantly.”

Zandile Mahwayi, 16, from Bokamoso Secondary School in Tembisa, says attending Career Indaba has been an eye opening experience for her. “Being here was a truly inspiring experience. I received information on some of the country’s top universities and companies. I think I will be spoilt for choice once I’ve completed my schooling,” she said.

Meanwhile, during the expo young people also interacted with loveLife. They received information on its various programmes. To make their experience even more interesting they took “selfies” for the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign