“It was amazing! I got to learn about careers I never even knew about. I also won prizes and got to interact with other students.”

“WoW helps you realise your dreams. It’s a mind-blowing experience and it helped me a lot. You guys, WoW is the one and only!”

“WoW was very helpful when it comes to career choices. Now I know a lot about many careers and WoW made me sure of which career I want to follow.”

World of Work is our flagship career festival. Every year, we partner up with progressive businesses to expose disadvantaged high school learners to positive role models, relatable success stories, and genuine career opportunities.

WoW challenges learners to broaden their career horizons. Too many youths believe that fulfilling work is beyond their reach, in part because they are never exposed to non-traditional careers and emerging industries. We strive to immerse learners in jobs they’ve never even heard of by bringing the world of work to life. WoW emphasises experiential learning, thought-provoking conversations, and a whole lot of fun.

For businesses, WoW means contributing to youth development and earning a positive reputation among tomorrow’s workforce. Heartfelt thanks to 2019’s headline sponsors — SPAR, Duracell, and GrandWest — and all the other amazing South African businesses that helped us showcase career opportunities in the logistics, retail, media, consumer products, tourism, hospitality, and public services sectors. WoW wouldn’t be possible without you!

Experience WoW 2019 from this very special learner’s perspective