Life Orientation Teacher Seminar - Post-school education and training opportunities, and workplace readiness
6 June 2019
Teachers who attended a seminar on setting young people on the path to employment were upbeat about the opportunities available.
The event, hosted by Ismail Teladia, Senior Curriculum Planner for Life Orientation, was a joint venture between the WCED, the Department of Economic Development and Training (DEDAT) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Institute of Post-school Studies (IPSS). This was the second year that the seminar was being hosted through this partnership.
The focus of the seminar was to make teachers aware of the offerings available to learners whether they are in Grade 9 or Grade 12. Teladia said it was abundantly clear from the presentations that learners who passed matric could be gainfully engaged either through an internship, learnership or job-placement.
A number of major stakeholders, like OMNI HR Consulting, Discovery, WNS Academy and Imperial Traning Academy who are directly involved in training young people for job-placement, shared their area of work with the teachers.
Two young women from Blikkiesdorp who have qualified as spray-painters at Imperial Training Academy told the teachers about the learnership and the opportunity that was afforded to them. Their stories were inspirational to the teachers.
Rahima Logday, a Director at DEDAT, outlined how the collaboration between DEDAT and the WCED sustained the work done on the Apprenticeship Game Changer.
Dominique Perrang, a Life Orientation teacher at Goodwood College School, did a presentation on project-based learning. The teachers found her presentation insightful.
Teladia said overall, the seminar was a huge success with teachers leaving the event better informed to give their learners and parents more comprehensive information about opportunities that are available.