Unitech fair to market students, programmes

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MORE than 12 companies will participate in the University of Technology’s (Unitech) career fair this weekend.
Organising committee chairperson Sandy Puy said organisations would have the opportunity to promote their career development programmes, employment pathways, products and services.
The theme is “50 years of nation building in human resource through effective partnerships”.
It reflects 50 years of tertiary education, mostly in science and technology, to produce quality graduates who will possess the skill, knowledge and attitude sought by employers.
“The university’s ambition to achieve provisional international accreditation by 2019 is driving the improvement of the graduates’ competences and the change of organisational culture within unitech,” Puy said.
She said the fair was one of the avenues for the industry and the university to exchange ideas on producing the required graduates.
Puy said the university would be able to market its students and academic programmes for possible employment, scholarships, partnerships and research collaborations.
The past fair saw 20 organisations from Papua New Guinea and Australia engaging in recruitment drive and providing job offers and vacation jobs for third and final year students.
The 13 academic departments and amalgamated colleges including the Bulolo Forestry College, Timber and Forestry Training College and the Lae Unitech Nursing School will be participating.
Some companies had set up interviews with final-year students who are expected to graduate at the end of this year.

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