iSpani shares the many layers of employment and career planning with young, unemployed viewers trying to get onto the world of work.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Surekha Singh, commissioning editor at SABC Education says “iSpani takes viewers into environments offering positions at an entry level and creates awareness of the academic, personal and training requirements and criteria from an experiential point of view. Each week an aspiring careerist is exposed, in detail, to the inner workings of a specific career starting at the very bottom. In addition to being introduced to specific tasks that build a competent employee, iSpani candidates are coached by experts in the field, who share their experiences in their own careers with our aspiring careerists”.
Once the candidate has some shadowing experience and coaching they are tasked to carry out the functions they have shadowed. For many this is the real test, they are thrown in and have to sink or swim; some will find employment, some will change their goals, but all will leave the show with a deeper understanding of the career under the microscope and how to best find a position that will be more than 'just a job'.
“To support candidates and viewers to gain a detailed insight into the industries potential employers share an inside view of specific markets. The iSpani career coach Motlalepula Matsaung and life skills professionals add finishing touches to presenting a fully informed, committed work seeker to potential employers. Employers know what they are looking for and this is an excellent chance for work seekers to ensure they are chasing an achievable dream that suits their personal requirements” ends Singh.
Photos and further information: Lesley Fahey.
Publicity Manager: SABC Education Marketing