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Expo a launch pad for university degree

(Left to right) Abed Erastus, marketing manager of the Career Expo, Jason Kasuto, chairman of the expo, Angrid Shimuafeni, marketing and communications manager of Sanlam and David Bishop,  marketing and promotions manager of Radiowave. This is the second consecutive year that Sanlam is sponsoring the Career Expo. (Photograph contributed)For the second consecutive year, Sanlam Investment Management and Sanlam Namibia will be sponsoring this year’s Careers Expo 2012 to the tune of N$30 000. The official sponsorship announcement was made at a recent press briefing.
Last year, Sanlam and Sanlam Investment Management grabbed the opportunity to partner with the Careers Expo and sponsored the speakers hall, providing a platform for professionals to share their personal career experiences, and advice with learners. And this year, the company is taking the same approach by offering a platform for students to access information through live seminars, networking and presentations.
Angrid Shimuafeni, marketing and communications manager at Sanlam said that “An event of this nature will go a long way in constructing an appropriate approach in terms of students’ job-seeking skills in the fields related to the students’ academic or career choice as well as familiarising themselves with industrial functions. I’m positive that this year’s careers fair will be a fulfilling experience for both students and exhibitors involved.”
On his part, Jason Kasuto, chairman of the Career Expo, thanked Sanlam for the continued support of the event, which accommodates more than 4200 learners. “I would like to acknowledge Sanlam for their decision to once again come on board as a solid corporate partner in this great initiative. We look forward to creating an event that will be of benefit to industrial exhibitors and the student community as a whole and this year’s Expo promises to be even more informative and exciting,” said Kasuto.
First introduced in 2009, the Careers Fair is an event designed to inspire and educate young learners and graduates on the vast number of career paths and opportunities available to them. It also provides a perfect platform for companies to educate learners on their development/ internship programmes, scholarship/ bursary schemes and a vibrant environment to expose learners to their professions  and industry.
This year’s Careers Expo takes place from 30 to 31 May at the Windhoek Country Club. Ten universities as well as colleges from South Africa are expected to participate. Other sponsors of this initiative are Radiowave, the National Youth Council of Namibia, CYE Investment Holdings as well as DMS.

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