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Sunday, 12 May 2019

Open Day success

CAREER CHOICES: Thousands of learners and parents attended the Open Day on Saturday to learn about qualifications offered at CPUT and their entry requirements. CAREER CHOICES: Thousands of learners and parents attended the Open Day on Saturday to learn about qualifications offered at CPUT and their entry requirements.

The Bellville Campus was buzzing with activity as thousands of learners and parents attended Saturday’s Open Day and gained career information from CPUT staff and students at exhibition stalls and presentations on various topics throughout the day.

The learners said attending the event was time well spent as they learnt a lot about qualifications offered at CPUT, while others were glad that they armed with enough information that enabled them to make their career choices on the spot.

Reyonce Martin, a Grade 12 learner at Klein Nederburg Secondary School in Paarl, said she was glad she attended the Open Day and learnt a lot about Paralegal Studies, the course she would like to study next year. “I want to study the course as I want to get innocent people out of the overflowing jails,” said Reyonce.

Another Grade 12 learner from the same school, Keshia Abrahams, said she intends to enrol for Tourism Management as she wants to travel around the world. Said Keshia: “I know that CPUT will give me a good training and in my second year I will go for my in-service training.”

Vuyisa Ntosini, a Grade 11 learner at Esangweni Secondary School in Khayelitsha, said a tour of the Mechanical Engineering Department was an eye-opener as he came across a 3D Printer. Vuyisa added that the machine “was truly amazing as it makes manufacturing products way too easy”.

Entrepreneurship lecturer Frank Makoza said the day was a success because there was good reception of information by the learners and parents who visited the department’s stall. Makoza added that frequently asked questions included the entry requirements for the course as well as what is entrepreneurship as a field of study.

Visitors were given string bags which contained the day’s programme with a Bellville campus map for them to find their way around campus with ease, the 2020 Prospectus and the Financial Aid First Year Students 2020 brochure.

As part of improving brand experience for prospective students, the university arranged for Good Hope FM to broadcast live from the event while Gold Otter Media activated an Instagram printer, green screen photo booth and amazing selfie cookies throughout the day.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.