The 2023 Eswatini Career Expo was officially inaugurated today by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Phila Buthelezi. Held under the theme “Enforcing skills and entrepreneurship for inclusive economic growth in the 21st century,” the event aims to provide information on potential career paths, empower young people with business opportunities, and align their skills and talents with current industries.
The Career Expo serves as a platform to bridge the information gap and address entrepreneurial skills among in-school, out-of-school, and marginalized youth. By disseminating valuable knowledge and resources, it equips them with the necessary tools to explore career options and seize the opportunities available in the job market.
Accompanying Minister Buthelezi at the Expo were Harries Bulunga, Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs, and Mabulala Maseko, Acting Minister of Education and Training. The presence of various development partners, tertiary institutions, high school and tertiary students, as well as out-of-school youth, created a diverse and vibrant atmosphere.
The Eswatini Career Expo aims to foster a conducive environment for youth to discover their potential, develop skills, and make informed decisions about their future. By promoting entrepreneurship and emphasizing the importance of skills in the 21st-century economy, the event aligns with the country’s vision of inclusive economic growth.
Minister Buthelezi expressed his enthusiasm for the Expo, highlighting its significance in providing valuable guidance to young individuals. “This platform enables our youth to explore diverse career options and gain insights into the ever-evolving job market. By empowering them with knowledge and skills, we are paving the way for a prosperous and inclusive future,” he remarked.
The event features interactive sessions, workshops, and exhibitions where participants can engage with industry professionals, academic institutions, and experts from various fields. These engagements offer invaluable networking opportunities and enable young individuals to connect with potential mentors and employers.
The Eswatini Career Expo 2023 sets the stage for a transformative journey, empowering the youth to shape their own futures. By aligning skills and talents with industry demands, Eswatini aims to create a skilled workforce that contributes to economic growth and societal development.
As the Career Expo continues to unfold, it is expected that participants will gain valuable insights, discover new career paths, and be inspired to pursue entrepreneurship. With the collective efforts of government, development partners, and educational institutions, Eswatini is taking significant strides towards nurturing a dynamic and prosperous future for its youth.