‘Navigating career readiness in an interconnected yet uncertain world’.

Our Future Ready Conferences, endeavour to the best of our ability, to expose you to future education and career options that may be at a university, FET College or similar institution. This may prevent unnecessary frustration and delayed career or future job dissatisfaction owing to the wrong programme or career choice. This year’s conference is themed: ‘Navigating career readiness in an interconnected yet uncertain world’. At this conference, you will have an opportunity to listen to eight (8)  different speakers who will orient you towards a variety of careers that include information about requirements and the skills that must be developed to follow the various careers represented.

The keynote speaker is Dr Koonin (see below) Please click on the Career categories and descriptors link below and familiarize yourselves with the different careers to guide your speaker selection when you receive the selection form.


Dr Marla Koonin
Executive Dean of Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement at the Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management
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Applied ArtsThe main disciplines in fine arts, i.e. painting, sculpture, graphic printmaking, drawing.
Business ManagementCorporate business careers are available in pretty much every sector you can think of. All industries need strong leaders, managers, financial advisors and market-savvy decision-makers for example: accounting and finance; management; consultancy; retail and sale; media, marketing and advertising and human resources. See Also Commerce
Career GuidanceCareer guidance helps individuals to acquire the knowledge, information, skills, and experience necessary to identify career options, and to narrow them down to make one career decision. This career decision then impacts on an individual’s social, financial and emotional well-being. See Also Human Capital Management, Human Resource Management.
CommercePotential Careers in commerce include: accounting, economics, import and exports, compliance officers, banking, management analyst. See Also: Business Management and Leadership
Construction & Engineering The careers available in engineering are wide and varied and split into many different disciplines, including: chemical, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering. Engineers are often logical thinkers with excellent numerical and problem-solving skills.
Data Science & Engineering This area incorporates coding and the scientific process of building new machines, equipment, and other gadgets. A multidisciplinary field of data science and engineering professionals develop and use their skills to solve technical problems.
Education & Training Teachers – High school to higher education(Lecturers).
Entertainment ManagementManaging performances, events, artists and entertainers is the responsibility of an Entertainment Manager. They usually have a team of professionals to manage and to whom to delegate responsibilities. They include costume designers, makeup artists, sound and lighting technicians, performers and other professionals.
FinanceThere is strong demand for highly numerate graduates throughout the global labour market. The widely transferable analytical and problem-solving skills developed by economics students means that careers in economics are extremely wide ranging and diverse. Here is a range of popular Finance careers e.g. Economist, Financial Risk analyst, Data Analyst, Financial Planner, Accountant, Economic researcher, Financial Consultant, Investment Analyst, Actuary and Public sector roles. See also: Business Management or Commerce.
EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship involves the designing of business ideas followed by the launching and running of a new business. Typically, it begins as a small business, such as a startup company. The business can involve offering a product, process or service for sale. The owners of such a venture are referred to as ‘entrepreneurs’. See also: Business Management or Commerce.
Health & FitnessThe Health and Fitness jobs category is very broad and includes specialties such as careers in health and fitness which are extremely popular, especially for those with a background that includes athletics. The Health and Fitness category includes specialities such as: Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Medical Assistant, Sports Medicine Aid (or Aide), Physical Therapy Assistant, Sports Massage Therapist,Sports and Fitness Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach, Exercise Physiologist, Sports Physician, Sports Psychologist, and Sports Performance Management Specialist. See also Sport and Sport Management
HumanitarianSee also Non Governmental ( NGO) Jobs
Information TechnologyThe majority of organizations depend on the design, implementation and management of Information Technology (IT). The job options include, but are not limited to: Application analyst, Cyber security analyst, Data analyst, Data scientist,Database administrator, Information systems manager,IT consultant, IT Technical support officer, Penetration tester, Software engineer and Systems analyst.
Justice & LawThis career is suited to people who have a passion for justice and ensuring everyone gets their just desserts. For example people who like to work in fields such as human rights, the prosecution or defence of clients or serving as a judge in the management and administration of justice. It is also for those who are interested in agencies such as Hawks or similar to the FBI, CIA, state police or law enforcement agencies.
Media, Marketing & CommunicationsThe media/news/communications industry has an array of rewarding careers for dedicated professionals with good communications skills. Some of the jobs include: Digital marketer., Media buyer, Media planner, Media researcher, Music producer, Public Relations Officer, Runner, broadcasting/film/video and Social media manager.
Medicine & HealthcareInterested in exploring medical careers such nursing, Radiology, Nutritionist, Medical Doctor, Physiotherapists,
Natural & Agricultural SciencesCareers ranging from an actuary to a zoologist, from a forensic expert to a meteorologist, animal science, farming.
Performing ArtsPerforming arts is for those dreaming of taking to the stage to perform for a living for example theater, film and music. Your skills will also be valuable in a range of other careers, especially if you’re able to combine creative talent effectively with the practical aspects of self-promotion and arts management. Typical performing arts jobs include, but are not limited to that of Actor, Dancer, Musical theater performer, Musician, Drama- therapist, Theater director, Screenwriter, Arts administrator, Theater stage-manager, Broadcasting presenter, Teacher/Higher education lecturer .
Science & ResearchThe main job roles in a science career are: Researcher – expand the frontiers of scientific knowledge Technician – physically carry out tests and experiments Applied scientist – apply science knowledge for practical uses Science-based profession – such as pharmacy and veterinary practice Educator – teach science at a school or university.
Tourism &HospitalityIt’s all about food, accommodation and drinks. It’s all about tourists, traveling, attractions and customer service. Basically, hospitality and tourism are about helping people enjoy themselves when they’re out and about. Careers in restaurants, catering and eateries are hugely dependent on the people doing the cooking, slicing and dicing. Chefs, sous chefs, cooks, and kitchen staff are much sought after individuals for their specialist skills. Eateries also require managerial staff to make the important decisions and to ensure that the front-of-house team is working efficiently.