• Job Shadowing request received from Jason Barella (Grade 11 pupil)

    Jason Barella at IMT

    Jason Barella submitted a request to "Job Shadow" with a Theoretical Physicist, being one of his choices of possible future career.

    Faith February, who works both in the fields of Theoretical and Experimental at the Institute for Maritime Technology ( in Simonstown hosted Jason for two days 16 and 17 August 2011.

    Jason is a Grade 11 pupil at the Table View High School in Cape Town. Jason particularly excels in Mathematics and Physical Sciences with scores in the high 90's. The learners were given a "Work Shadow Project" with the aim of being exposed to the world of work and to give them a glimpse of what the job might be like as a possible future career.

    The two days went well and Faith ensured that Jason was exposed to different application areas within IMT. Jason enjoyed his two days at IMT and "gained a lot of knowledge and good experiences". He says the people at IMT were "friendly and hospitable".

    We congratulate someone as young as Jason who takes the bold step to say what they want and to go after it. Well done Jason! We wish you all the best with your career decisions in the future.

    If there are other learners like Jason out there, and Theoretical Physics is what excites you, then give us a call and we'll arrange the same for you.