Boland College (BC) marketers recently visited the southern and northern Cape as part of a marketing and recruitment drive.

BC, together with other FET colleges and tertiary institutions, belongs to an organization called CCEA (Cape Career Exhibition Association) which arranges career exhibitions and parent evenings at schools nationally, as well as internationally.

Career exhibitions are held at many schools in the various areas and students are encouraged to gather information regarding the different institutions and courses being offered. The southern Cape tour included the towns of George, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and the towns of Springbok, Upington, Calvinia, Vanrhynsdorp, Vredendal and Citrusdal made up the northern Cape trip. The purpose of the aforementioned career exhibitions is to assist students in making informed choices regarding their future and to educate the community regarding the various institutions such as BC.

As BC has residences at four of its five campuses, it is also able to accommodate students from the different catchment areas. BC prides itself at being extremely successful with regard to student recruitment and the success of the marketing trips to the abovementioned towns in the southern and northern Cape will undoubtedly be tangible during the ensuing registration periods.