Deputy Minister Buti Manamela conducts an excursion and host a focused Food Day Expo, 20 to 21 Jul

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela to conduct an excursion at Robben Island and host a focused Food Day Expo for the 3rd Annual Heritage Career Expo.

The 3rd Expo will be held under the theme “Unlocking the Wealth in Our Heritage”, and aims to expose young people in the post schooling education and training sector to the heritage industry. The exposure will mainly be directed at high school learners and students in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges and Universities.

This initiative is driven by Deputy Minister Manamela, in partnership with nine Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs): Food and Beverages SETA, Services SETA, Transport Education Training Authority, Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport SETA, Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA and Media, Information, and Communication Technologies SETA.

The tour is set to showcase the value chain of the Island’s contribution to the heritage and ocean economy of the country with a special focus on the key careers found at sea. Attending learnerswill also get a brief on the complete value chain of marine careers and how these contribute to the ocean economy as this tour aims to demonstrate how young people can access these careers and related opportunities with an emphasis on various career pathways available in public institutions, private institutions and programmes offered by SETAs.

The Food & Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FoodBev SETA) which is responsible for training and skills development in the Food and Beverage manufacturing sector will be spearheading this event with the aim of highlighting the many ways the food processing and manufacturing industries support the arts and heritage. And how art meets food science. Attendees will be exposed to five subsectors within the industry:

• Manufacturing of dairy products

• Producing processed and preserved meat, fish, and vegetables

• Producing and processing baked goods, cereals, confections, and snacks,

• Manufacturing of beverages

• Production of food prepared products

The Expo also seeks to empower stakeholders such as artists, chefs, crafters and poets by creating opportunities for skills development and career awareness among young people.

Source: Government of South Africa