Career Development Festival - Mechanical Engineering Department Session
Among the objectives of the University of Technology is improving cooperation with public and private sectors and to highlight the task of the private sector in attracting human competencies and providing training and job opportunities for students and alumni to serve the labour market. The Career Development Festival aims to support the university's efforts to raise the level of students and alumni, develop their skills through courses and workshops, and introduce them to the labour market and its needs.
The session was held within the program of the Career Development Festival which is held electronically by the University of Technology on 12-20-2021 (2:00-5:00 pm) according to the prepared program. The scientific assistant, the representative of the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Mohsen Nouri Hamza, introduce the opening speech of the session, in the presence of participating companies.
The session involved many speeches and discussions between company representatives, alumni and attendees, where the alumni and attendees interacted with the companies' offers and obtained information about the labour market and its needs.
The company representatives unanimously emphasized that students and alumni have to acquire the following skills:
- English Language
- The correspondence language (e.g. official email style and tactics).
- Computer proficiency (e.g. Microsoft programs).
- Specialized engineering programs proficiency (e.g. AutoCAD program).
- Voluntary work.
- Planning and design.
The participants and attendees also recommend:
- Continuing the necessary support for such activities because of their significant impact in improving the skills of students and alumni (the Career Development Festival (personal/electronic attendance will be held periodically).
- The importance of working on holding training workshops for students and alumni on self-development, planning and project building topics, according to a fixed schedule.
- The Ziggura Group proposed creating a website called Forsaty (my chance), which is a special website for unemployed alumni looking for strategies for their rehabilitation.