Sign In

Min Lynne Brown to speak at George Career Expo_Media Advisory

Skip Navigation LinksHome > Newsroom > Min Lynne Brown to speak at George Career Expo_Media Advisory
Min Lynne Brown to speak at George Career Expo_Media Advisory

​MEDIA ADVISORY 

 

MINISTER LYNNE BROWN TO HOST THE 2030 NDP CAREER EXPO FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS IN GEORGE AND HANDOVER BURSARIES TO MATRICULANTS

 

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown will hand over 10 bursaries to learners from four high schools in the George Local Municipality for the 2018 academic year in George on Monday (27 March 2017).

 

The Minister will be accompanied by the Western Cape MEC for Education, Debbie Schäfer, to the career expo in George and guide Grade 10–12 learners on career paths that they can pursue to become future artisans and engineers.

 

Learners from the Thembalethu, Imizamoyethu, Parkdene and George High schools will be informed how they can qualify for future bursary opportunities at the career expo.

 

Admission at tertiary institutions without funding leaves many prospective students destitute. To this end Minister Brown requested the State Owned Company, (SOC) Eskom, to reserve 10 bursaries for top learners in the George region to attend tertiary institutions of their choice next year.

 

Minister Brown's allocation of the bursaries is part of the Department's Back-to-School campaign to resource poor schools and motivate academically deserving learners as part of efforts by government to advocate and promote academic excellence in the country.

 

At the event, learners will also be treated to a world of knowledge and exposed to career opportunities in industries such as engineering, aviation and forestry, among others. Over 20 exhibitors from Government, SOCs and the private sector will showcase their bursary and learnerships schemes and how learners can access them.

 

Furthermore, Minister Brown will hand-over 2000 dignity packs, 100 school shoes and school uniforms to 20 under-privileged leaners.

 

What's more is that SOCs reporting to Minister Brown have also contribute through their respective Corporate Social Investment programmes to the following:

 

 

  • Denel will offer tutorials at the 2017 Winter School
  • Transnet will contribute renovate the George High School Hostel
  • Transnet will provide four container libraries to the four schools

 

 

The event will be held as follows:

 

VENUE: Municipality Civic Centre

              George, Western Cape

DATE:   27 March 2017

TIME:    09:30 – 17:30 

 

For media RSVP contact Brenda Hlungwani on 083 472 9177 or brenda.hlungwani@dpe.gov.za or sizwe.hlatshwayo@dpe.gov.za or 082 363 8885

 

For MEDIA Enquiries contact Colin Cruywagen 082 377 9916. 

 

Issued by: Ministry of Public Enterprises

24 March 2017

Page last modified:31/03/2017 09:33