FP&M SETA hosts inaugural Skills and Career Development Summit and Expo
Bizcommunity.com / 20 SEP 2017 / Bizcommunity Contributor
The FP&M SETA (Fibre Processing & Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authorities) Skills and Career Development Summit and Expo took place in Johannesburg recently with more than 2000 learners in attendance. The inaugural event officially opened when the CEO of FP&M SETA Felleng Yende delivered her keynote opening address, promoting opportunities for the youth.
The future well-being of the country depends on raising a generation of skilled, competent, and responsible adults, said Yende. For Grade 11 and 12 learners this is the pivotal period between childhood and adulthood. It is the time when youth need to acquire the attitudes, competencies, values, and social skills that will carry them forward to successful adulthood. It is also the time when they need to avoid choices and behaviors that will limit their future potential. “It is the very reason why we have decided to host this summit each year: to impart to these learners opportunities that await them once they complete their studies,” said Yende.