The career profiling project is a SAASTA initiated project, where young professionals in the field of Science, Engineering & Technology share humble stories of their success. SAASTA discovered that there is lack of career guidance in most schools and young African learners tend not to know what careers to select when they enrol at Higher Institutions. Through this project we had the opportunity to involve young professionals, who felt the need and necessity of planting back to the community, to share their experience and knowledge with the learners from across the country.

This far SAASTA has managed to encourage and provide guidance to more than a thousand young South Africans in various provinces and districts.

The project is a collaboration between SAASTA, SLEG (under the leadership of Bushy Moabelo) and Outlook Foundation (under the leadership of Segomotso Kelefetswe and Jappie Monele). These organisations have a huge passion for science promotion and channelling our youth’s career into Science, Engineering & Technology.

The project has already taken place in the following provinces:

  • Kwa Zulu Natal (Uthukela, Bergville & Ladysmith) – 21 to 23 July 2016.
  • North West (Vryburg and Zeerust) – 19-22 July 2016.
  • Limpopo (Waterberg- Komatsu Project) – 27 August 2016
  • Western Cape (University of Cape Town) – 27 August 2016.

The next projects will take place in the following provinces:

  • Mpumalanga (Siyabuswa- Komatsu Project) – 17 September 2016.
  • Northern Cape (Kuruman- Komatsu Project) – 22 October 2016.

SAASTA believes that through these collaborations we have young fellows that will pursue careers in the field of SET.