Seminar to focus on getting youth job ready

Pretoria – A meeting of career counsellors in Pretoria is expected to improve the support given to youth to help them get ready for the world of work.

The University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Department of Labour’s Public Employment Services (PES) Branch, will on Thursday host a workshop for career counsellors to discuss the latest methodologies in the field.

The interactive workshop will provide an overview of the steps needed to help youth plan and prepare for employment.

Workshop participants will review the tools used for assessing student strengths, preferences and interests; strategies for developing career goals; resources for teaching employment skills; and ideas for providing work experience.

More than 100 career counsellors are expected to attend the workshop. It will be attended by delegates from the Department of Labour, University of Pretoria, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the National Youth Development Agency.

Held under the theme, ‘Counselling youth on entering employment’, the workshop is expected to be addressed by Dr Lauren Linstrom from the University of Oregon in the United States.

Dr Maximus Sefotho from the University of Pretoria is also expected to address the workshop.

The workshop will also be addressed by the Department of Labour’sChief Director of PES’ Workers Services, Sagren Govender and PES’ Director: Work-seeker Support, Emily Maneli.

The workshop will start at 9am at the University of Pretoria’s Groenkloof Campus (Preller Street) Department of Educational Psychology. – SAnews.gov.za

Source: South African Government News Agency

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