Nust career fair bridges education-employment gap

With the aim of bridging the gap between education and employment, the Namibia University of Science and Technology Annual Career Fair showcases a diverse lineup of local and international companies across various industries.

The career fair is taking place on 17 and 18 April, and will showcase companies and organisations such as Dundee Precious Metals, Namibia Investment and Promotional Development Board, and First National Bank Namibia, among others, while also including various faculties from the university.

Multimedia practitioner at Nust, Nadia Meding says that the career fair is a transformative opportunity for the youth to ignite their passion and shape their future paths.

“In today’s fast-paced world, success is more than just about grades, it’s about connections, insights and seizing the right opportunities,” Meding said.

According to Meding, the career fair provides a platform for learners to engage with industry experts to explore diverse career paths. The fair also allows learners an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the changing job market.

She says that exposing learners to various career paths allows the youth to make informed decisions about their careers.

Graduate metallurgist at Dundee Precious Metals, Candice Salkunga, says that one of the values of Dundee is to empower communities and the youth.

“Such events are all about exposure. The more you expose them (young people) to different things, the easier it gets for them to pick out what they want to do for the rest of their lives,” Salkunga said.

She added that engagement of companies with young people allows them to interact with industry experts and learn more about the fields.

Speaking on the same platform, National Youth Services corporate affairs and marketing manager, Belinda Hamburee, said that their presence at the Namibian University of Science and Technology Annual Career Fair is to help equip the youth for their future.

“The reason why we are here is because we are sharing information with the youth to prepare them for their future,” Hamburee said.

According to Hamburee, the NYS application for the 15th intake is open and used the platform provided by the career fair to engage students on the opportunities available.

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