Industry must play a bigger role – SETA COO

Sipengane, left, shaking hands with MUT VC, Dr Malaza, while Fundiswa looks on

MUT graduates and students are set to benefit from attending the MUT annual Careers Fair that took place from 31 May to 1 June 2018. Fundiswa Nofemela, Director, Department of Co-Operative Education, said the event gave the over 1000 students and graduates a chance to mingle with the 42 companies that exhibited at the Seme Hall. “Industry provides MUT a chance to create well-rounded graduates. Also, from what we know, our students only know a few companies, the popular ones. The Careers Fair gives them a chance to broaden their view of the working world.”

The importance of the Careers Fair was affirmed by Andile Sipengane, Services SETA COO, who was a guest speaker at the Gala Dinner on the night of the first day. Sipengane appealed to industry to play a bigger role in shaping the academic programmes of higher education institutions so they would be more relevant. This view was supported by MUT’s VC, Dr Duma Enoch Malaza. This would contribute in the employability of the graduates. Industry contributes 1% to SETAs.