Finding a job can be a stressful experience and leave anyone who has been looking for work without success feeling despondent. On Thursday, 18 April 2013, about 30 job-seekers attended a youth empowerment workshop at the Cape Town Central Library that was aimed at helping them tap into the opportunities that will help them to jump-start their careers.

The free session was hosted by Juta Adult Learning in partnership with the Cape Town Central Library, a youth empowerment organisation, MOT SA, and career information service, Career Planet. A range of related topics was covered including how to write a CV and cover letter and how to include skills that participants already had but may overlook. The benefits of ‘career pathing’ or mapping their plans for personal development were also explained; as was the importance of taking a similar view of their studies to get the career they wanted. Participants were also taught how to market themselves and how to manage the interview process.

“We understand that job-hunting without success is stressful,” said Juta Adult Learning’s Executive Director, Leela Moodley. “The idea behind the workshop was to help young people realise their full potential and manage the associated stresses.”

Another Youth Empowerment Workshop will be held in the city in May. To find out more like the Juta Adult Learning page on Facebook.

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Pictured here with the workshop attendees in Cape Town are:

[Third from left:] Janine Jansen (Career Planet), Mabel Mnensa (Juta Adult Learning), Natalie Denton (Cape Town Central Library) and Adam Taliep (Juta Adult Learning)

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