The eThekwini Youth Employability Indaba & KZN Career Expo is a one stop shop for all who are seeking direction for career guidance and employment opportunities. With a diverse range of exhibitors turning up in their numbers, a comprehensive and cutting edge conference programme focusing on career guidance will definitely have our learners and youth spoilt for choice.
Not-to-be-missed highlights on the expos three-day programme include youth employability panel discussions and interactions.
THE CONVERSATIONAL CORNER is an Informal panel discussions with local heroes and influencers in sports, entertainment and business. Panellists include members of the Sharks and Dolphins rugby and cricket teams respectively, and personalities with the likes of Keshav Maharaj, Delron Buckley and Darryn pollock amongst other names.
CAREERS CONFERENCE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES is a formal panel discussions and presentations by KZN’s leading universities, expanding on nine key sectors. Topics include bursary information, bridging the gap between graduates and the marketplace, technology and impact on career opportunities.
SELF IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS provide an opportunity to learn more about building your CV, interview skills, exam preparation, stress management with the aim to empower and equip you for enhanced career opportunities.
Deborah Oluwaseun Oluwadele is a lecturer at Pearson Institute of Higher education, where she lectures IT modules, specializing in Business Analysis and Information Systems Design. As a registered member of South African Council of Educator (SACE), She has taught information technology modules across several high schools and lectured at renowned universities including Pearson and UNISA. Deborah is a registered member of Information Technology Professional of South Africa (IITPSA), International Institute of Business Analyst (IIBA) and a Certified Scrum Product Owner. She obtained her master’s Degree in Information Systems and Technology from UKZN, Westville Campus, where she also obtained her Honors degree in Information Systems and Technology. She is currently a PhD candidate in Medical Informatics at UKZN Howard Campus.
My name is Shivona and I am currently undergoing an internship at Vodacom Group in the Vodacom Business division. My studies began in 2014 at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, PMB Campus. I had undergone a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree majoring in Management and Psychology. During my undergraduate years I had covered modules with a core focus on HR, Statistics, Project Management and Behavioural Analysis. In 2018 I had gone on to pursue my Honours degree in Psychology during which I had wrote and completed my thesis project titled “The Positive and Negative Effects of Diversity in Organizations, Schools and the Workplace.” My journey with Vodacom began in February 2019 at the KZN head office, where I currently work amongst a team in the Indirect Sales division as a Partner Account Manager Intern. My internship has awarded me with the opportunity to learn and be exposed to new skills and new found interests surrounding Big Data, AI and the Cloud.
My name is Edwin Lebuso and I’m currently the Marketing Specialist for the youth at Vodacom based in KZN. I have a B.com Hon. Degree in Marketing from the University of the Free State.
I specialised in Marketing because of my passion for innovation, technology, trends and buying psychology. Ours is to investigate and forecast the customers’ needs then development and Go-to-Market with the best products to satisfy those needs. The best part is my passion for youth development is complimented by Vodacom’s vision. Thus our commitment to empower the youth by highlighting the opportunities afforded by Vodacom such the Discover Graduate program, bursary scheme, e-School, Future Jobs Finder, Internship etc.
I joined Vodacom through the Vodacom Discover graduate programme in 2018.
Sanele Gamede is an educational motivational speaker, life and career coach, entrepreneur, radio personality, journalism and small medium micro enterprise lecturer, author of “the graduate pack, a practical guide for job seekers and finishing you qualification in record time, a guide for students”, founder and CEO of Illada holdings, a personal development and training company.
His passion for education, educational speaking and career coaching comes from his personal experience; lack of mentor or coach and failing his first matric and going back to do it twice
Highly-skilled Systems Support Officer, I am extremely knowledgeable with 12 years of Contact Centre Systems Support industry experience.
I possess a wide skill set, including Genesys Administration, Huawei Unified Communications, CISCO Unified Communications, VoIP, general Desktop Support,
Project Management and Business Analysis, through working for Dimension Data in Bryanston Johannesburg and eThekwini Municipality, and also through working with IT giants such as Dimension Data, Bytes Technologies as well as Huawei Technologies on several IT projects.