The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently hosted 350 learners, mostly from previously disadvantaged areas, at its career day held at the CSIR International Convention Centre. The aim of the event was to expose the learners to careers within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and encourage them to explore the wide array of career choices that are available to them.
The career day contributes to the Department of Science and Technology’s science engagement framework which encourages organisations such as the CSIR to interact with the public on issues of science. This event also gives the CSIR an opportunity to provide learners with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions when choosing careers in STEM.
Learners were able to interact with CSIR scientists and researchers from various science disciplines such as the digital environment; built environment; health; defence and security; and the natural environment. Making science accessible, fun and interactive for students is important to the CSIR.
Contact Kgauhelo Dioka, CSIR, Tel 012 841-2972, firstname.lastname@example.org