African Education Week and Career Indaba offer free, practical workshops for teachers and learners

Thousands of teachers and learners are expected at the seventh annual African Education Week and Career Indaba at the Sandton Convention Centre from Thursday 20 June until Saturday 22 June.  The events offer teachers practical courses to improve their classroom and technical skills and learners can attend talks on career choices and how to find a job after matric.  All expo visitors are urged to pre-register online.

Says African Education Week’s programme director Claire O’Connell:  “we are committed and passionate about helping to improve and change how teaching and learning take place in classrooms across Africa.  I want to invite all teachers to come along to African Education Week’s Learning Expo and attend more than 60 free workshops on the expo floor and learn from our expert speakers and from each other.  A wide variety of topics are covered, from engaging students in science and maths, to applying the latest technology in the classroom.”

Career Indaba
Entrance to the Career Indaba expo is also free and aims to bridge the gap for students between studying and entering the world of work with presentations on career guidance in a variety of fields, job interview and CV writing tips, celebrity appearances and much more.

All grade 11 and 12 learners, university and college students and their parents are welcome at Career Indaba.  Talks are offered on a variety of career paths, including the entertainment industry, theatre, fashion, printing, the wine and hospitality sector and management accounting. Learners can also attend workshops on how to choose the right career, how to apply for bursaries and hear celebrities such as 5FM’s Sureshnie Rider and DJ Fix and singer Chad Saaiman share their success stories.

Parents also very welcome
“I want to urge parents to encourage their kids to pre-register for Career Indaba and come along as well”, says Claire O’Connell,” the expo is open until Saturday 22 June.  Moms and dads will find the free workshops very helpful whilst guiding their children towards making important decisions regarding career choice, bursary deadlines, preparing for job interviews or starting a business.”

There will also be plenty of fun on the Career Indaba expo floor with loads of prizes on offer while visitors will have the opportunity to meet the cast of the movie Spud 2.  Career Indaba is also proud to host a special wish wall where everyone will be able to write a message to former President Nelson Mandela for his 95th birthday.

Anyone can pre-register online as an Exhibition Visitor for free entry at or

The leader of Agang SA, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, is the keynote speaker during the opening session of African Education Week.

African Education Week & Career Indaba expo times:
Thursday, 20 June 2013:  09h00-18h30
Friday, 21 June 2013: 09h00-17h00
Saturday, 22 June 2013: 09h00-17h00

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Annemarie Roodbol
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