World of Work Career Festival

World of Work exhibitor engaging with learners


1 August 2024

Sun Exhibits, GrandWest


September 2024

Venue TBC

Our mission is to connect grade 10-11 learners from the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape with real jobs and careers across diverse industries, from retail to healthcare, engineering to agriculture, manufacturing to finance and so much more.

Held as a one-day event, the FutureMe Foundation works with the Department of Education to bring schools, learners, and employers together. Our goal is to empower learners, expanding their study and career horizons so they can make informed decisions about their futures. We shine a spotlight on lesser-known, high-demand careers, unlocking new possibilities and fostering knowledge and awareness.

We believe that World of Work Career Festival presents a different narrative about career opportunities in South Africa, emphasizing job availability and the power young people have to make a difference.

Join us at the World of Work Career Festival and be a part of shaping the future of tomorrow’s talent.

Inspire Young South Africans
Showcase Career Opportunities
Build Your Employer Brand

How to get Involved

Headline Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor

* Sponsorship perks are not limited to the above, please get in touch for more info

The World of Work Festival owes its reputation as a life-changing event to the invaluable assistance and backing from donors and sponsors.  If you aren’t able to actively participate as an exhibitor, but would like to contribute to this life-changing event, we will gratefully accept donations of any kind.

Previous Sponsors

AFR-IX Telecom
Brand Loyalty
Meridian Group
PC Training Business College
Polyoak Packaging
Smashed South Africa
The Vineyard
United Exports
Department of Basic Education
Fairdinkem Carriers
Sun GrandWest
Phoenix PET

World of Work Festival 2023

FutureMe’s World of Work Festival is a FutureMe Foundation Initiative

FutureMe Foundation is a registered Public-Benefit Organisation (PBO number 930054782) which has been approved for the purposes of section 18A(1)(a) of the Act.  Financial and in-kind donations to the organisation are tax-deductible in terms of and subject to the limitations prescribed in Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.

FutureMe Foundation

NPO number: 175-930

PBO number: 930054782

The FutureMe Foundation was created to empower underprivileged young South Africans with the essential soft skills they need to succeed in the modern world. We firmly believe that every young person has the potential to change the future of business in our nation. Through real events like the World of Work Career Festival, we equip them with the skills and confidence necessary to overcome obstacles, pursue meaningful careers, and positively contribute to their communities.