In a bid to assist with socio-economic development, GEA recently took part in an career information event in a rural part of the Limpopo province, hosted by the NPO Investing in Youth of Botlokwa. Botlokwa is a village located about 60km from Polokwane in the Molemole Local Municipality.
The purpose of the event was to address a lack of information among scholars regarding possible career paths. Each student received a career assessment. Other exhibitors included the South African Airforce, ABSA and the University of Johannesburg. Special guests included Miss Limpopo 2016 and the Mayor of the Molemole Local Municipality.
A team from GEA informed scholars about GEA’s current training and internship programmes, as well as the the different technologies that GEA offers, as well as the many career paths that exist within the company. The students were exposed to the many different technologies that are used in the production of food and beverages as well as refrigeration systems.
The event highlighted the importance of NPOs, Government, and the private sector working together to grow skills and career development. Well done to GEA – more of the same input into youth and skills training is needed to grow the SA economy. Every effort by the private sector helps to make difference.