Cummins Power Generation sponsors career day at South African school
Approximately 25 representatives from the company met with students from Ivory Park Secondary School to present careers in education, engineering, financing, human resources, law, logistics, marketing and science. Other speakers also covered basic skills and apprenticeships in engineering and other technical fields. Previous participants prepared packets for this year's students containing information on programs of study at South African universities and how to pursue financial aid.
“I would like to thank Cummins for taking time to spend the day with us," student president Jennifer Khosa said. "This was a life-changing moment for me and I am sure for the other students too as I now know exactly what I want to study and how to go about it.”
Cummins said the school has a record of high performance, but has seen its student achievement decline recently amid violence and drug abuse in the surrounding area.
Cummins has been working in South Africa since 1998, when it opened a filtration plant. Today, all of the company's Africa business is based out of Johannesburg and Cummins now has a presence in all but three African countries.