Studio 05 Institute of Fashion was invited to the two-day SETA Exhibition that was held at Gallagher Estate, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand Gauteng. The FP&M SETA consist of sub-sectors, for example the clothing, footwear, forestry and wood products sectors. Although classified individually, the sub-sectors are closely integrated. Together they create tremendous value in the lives of consumers, by converting lumber, natural or synthetic fibres into finished products.
Studio 05’s experience through the exhibition was great.
The expo helped to educate students on different career paths they could possibly take after matric. Studio 05 had students coming to their stall enquiring on the courses offered and the fees for each course. Studio 05’s photographer also took pictures of students engaging with us during the exhibition. It was great exposure and we got to meet other companies that are accredited by FP&M SETA.
The SETA exhibition had guest speakers for the day. The keynote address opening was done by Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Higher Education. The plenary session was held by Felleng Yende, the CEO of FP&M SETA followed by David Tlale, South Africa’s lead Fashion Designer. The guest speakers highlighted funding opportunities and learnerships, as funding is one of the main obstacles many young people face when it comes to higher learning, education and training.
The summit went well. It was the perfect opportunity for colleges, companies and business schools to, not only market their brands, but also to showcase what they offer in terms of learnerships, internships and bursary funding to an audience of 300 school learners.
Written by : Khashla Mthombeni
Pictures by: Kulani Shibambu