Port Elizabeth Childline & Family Career Workshop

Article by CPO Ronald Volminck

CPO R.J. Volminck and PO V.L. O’Brien, from Naval Station Port Elizabeth, represented the SA Navy at the Port Elizabeth (PE) Childline & Family Career Workshop on 29 September 2009 at Bloemendal, Port Elizabeth.

CPO Volminck interacting with the learners

The aim of the workshop was to inform the Grade 9 – 12 foster children of PE Childline and Family Centre about the careers that they can pursue after they complete Grade 12.

The SA Navy was one of the many state departments that were invited to give presentations on the various career choices. CPO R.J. Volminck gave a presentation which focused on the following topics: ‘Why do we need the Navy’, ‘Why we have a Navy’, ‘What does the Navy do’ (primary tasks and secondary tasks) and ‘What does the Navy do during Peace Time’.

The learners found the presentation very informative and asked many question. Some of the learners found it so interesting that they are considering joining the SA Navy after Matric…