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Career expos guide youth to make that all-important future choice

Career expos guide youth to make that all-important future choice

“I like what’s happening here as I am interested in becoming a pharmacist one day. My passion is the field of medicine,” said 17-year-old Moses Moses when he wrote his name on the glass plaque at the recent career fair in Windhoek.

Moses hails from Otjiwarongo where he attends Donatus Secondary School. He travelled all the way to Windhoek on his own initiative just to learn about study opportunities for his chosen career in pharmacology.

The career fair was one of three events targetting the youth to sensitise them about careers and further education. The other two events comprised the NMH Hashtag Festival and the Namibia University of Science and Technology’s International Education Day.

At all three events, Standard Bank participated with a stunning display of technological gadgets that point to the future of banking, and a career in banking. Hndreds of youngsters flocked to the bank’s very creative innovation stands as they were given the enticing opportunity to craft their own future and to make the next ultimate step of chosing a career to become financiallly independent.

“While understanding the daunting and exhilarating task that goes through every young person’s mind as to what to study after high school and as to what lies ahead of them moving forward, we wanted to entice them by forging what their future might hold,” said Standard Bank’s Acting Head of Marketing Sigrid Tjijorokisa.

The bank’s exhibitions included such smart devices as interactive screens, virtual reality goggles and voice activated 5th generation communications.



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