LEPHALALE — On Monday 3 July Medupi Power Station launched an intensive Medupi Winter Career Expo (MWCEP) programme.
As part of Medupi Legacy Programme, MWCEP is aimed at helping learners by exposing them to a variety of career options with Eskom and to influence their career choice before they reach matric.
In line with Eskom safety precautions, learners were taken through Safety and Site Induction by Senior Safety Officer Matlou Mahlatji, so that they understand how aware the company is of its environmental surroundings which includes not harming trees and animals.
Learners were later joined by Medupi Power Station Project Director Phillip Dukashe, who told them that when he was in Grade 11, a programme of this nature exposed him to opportunities in the engineering field which motivated him to pursue a career in engineering.
Dukashe encouraged learners to take full advantage of the programme and reminded them that in the next 10 years they will be potential employers.
He promised to come back to engage with learners when the programme ends on the 21 July to find out what they have learnt and whether it was of benefit to them or not.
“We expect learners to take what they learn in the project back to their respective schools to share with schoolmates, as not all learners would attend the programme” said Dukashe.
The 44 chosen learners are Grade 11 best performers in Maths and Science and from different schools in the Waterberg District.
They will be placed at different departments within the project and each allocated to a mentor who is an employee at the project, for the duration of three weeks.
Learners were nominated by their schools as best performers in the two subjects while in Grade 10 last year.
The project will provide them with accommodation, meals and transport during the three weeks they will spend at the programme.
In addition, they will go to a game reserve and have a sporting extravaganza as part of activities provided to keep them busy on weekends.