DUT STUDENTS OFFERED A HELPING HAND TO SECURE EMPLOYMENT
Students from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) flooded Steve Biko campus to get information on how to get help when looking for in-service training.
The event that was organised by the Co-Operative Education Department, gains momentum every year.
With the World of Work (WOW) fair approaching, this was the department’s technique of alarming students about the opportunities that the fair could present to them.
“One of the things that we have noticed is that a lot of students are not clued up about what WOW is about. We have explained a lot about it today and students are interested in coming for the actual fair,” said Banele Nduli, Co-organiser of the event.
Nduli added that students do not realise their department can help them when looking for employment, he said this after last year’s survey they conducted.
“Students don’t know about us, so today we came to them and brought with us what we know will grab them, that is entertainment. And we are happy about the turn out,” added Nduli.
Menzi Majola said that as a student he has gained a lot information from this drive.
“I have never really cared about what WOW is but today seeing the banners and performances from artist, my attention was grabbed instantly. To what I have heard here, I know that I’m not alone and the institution cares about us after graduating,” Majola explained.
The Co-Operative Education Department worked with Professional Provident Society (PPS) to make the drive possible.
Celeste Nqoko, from PPS said that their biggest concern is that students should study beyond their first qualification which is a National Diploma in this case.
“As much as we are an insurance company but we offer bursaries to deserving students who wish to study further towards obtaining their Btech,” Nqoko said.
Andile Maphumulo from the department said that she sees a lot of positivity beyond this initiative that they have started.
“I hope that students will send their CVs through to us and we are expecting a positive turnout for the WOW fair,” Maphumulo said.