In March, members from SMEC South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal office teamed up with the PEACE (Personality Exploration and Career Exploration) Programme, a career guidance initiative aimed at guiding students through their high school journey. The programme, provided at no cost, aims to educate students on various career paths and equip them to make informed educational or vocational decisions.

Danique Odayan (Graduate Engineer) and Kholeka Nhlabathi (Graduate Technologist) joined the PEACE Programme at its after-school career guidance programme at Alexandra High School in Pietermaritzburg where they shared insights into the fascinating field of civil engineering with Grade 9 students. Danique and Kholeka discussed the academic requirements for pursuing engineering careers and highlighted the crucial personality traits and skills necessary for success in the field of civil engineering.


The team also ran a hands-on demonstration on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) practices, emphasising the importance of protective gear and safety protocols in the engineering field.


The team is looking forward to extending its reach across KwaZulu-Natal in the coming months and years with the hope of cultivating a future generation of engineers who are poised to innovate and shape the world!