Lilongwe-based Organisation for Career Guidance (OCG) on Saturday hosted 600 youths to the third career guidance fair.
The fair, held under the theme Effective Career Guidance: A Better Way of Reducing Unemployment Among Youths, was organised with support from Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) and Music Crossroads Malawi.
OCG executive director Brian Katimba said the fair was organised to encourage and assist secondary school students on their career paths.
“We organise a fair every year to highlight how the youth can make career decisions and how they can connect a good career decision to reduction of unemployment,” said Katimba.
He said OCG believes that if youths are given the right career guidance, they can make a good career decision, which will enable them get jobs or create employment.
Teveta senior training programme specialist (apprenticeship) Joseph Chikopa observed that most young people fail to advance with education because they lack knowledge on how they can access tertiary or vocational education.
“Career guidance fair is the platform where youths get knowledge on their career choice and in a special way about technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education,” he said.