Careers fair starts

Normal, Youth & Careers

The National, Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 GRADUATES with degrees, diplomas or certificates still looking for jobs or desire to changing jobs will  be able to meet potential employers on Thursday in an inaugural Graduate Career Fair Exhibition.

This exhibition, to be facilitated by an international recruitment company Air Energi and the Papua New Guinea Australia Alumni Association, will allow graduates to ask questions and market their potentials to 25 different companies who will set up booths at the exhibition.

The career fair is targeting graduates from every institution of study as well as awardees of the Australia Awards Scholarship returning home, Technical and Vocational Education Training, the Business Professional Women’s Club (BPWC) scholarship awardees and Air Energi’s Langley programme graduates.

In the Langley programme, Air Energi recruits graduates from the human resource strand at the University of Papua New Guinea and then puts them on a secondment to  organisations for three months paid employment.

Air Energi pays their salary.

After the seconded period, the participating company can employ the graduate full time if the company desires too.

The careers fair tomorrow will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port Moresby.

BPWC president, Susil Nelson Kongoi said they were glad to be part of the exhibition as they encouraged young women in their scholarship programme to access education and secure gainful employment to improve their lives and their communities.

Nelson said they would be raising money for their scholarship programme through sales of the Women in Energy Network Cookbooks, which are funded by ExxonMobil.

Air Energi marketing manager Tara Taylor said: “Graduates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to some of the biggest employers in the country.”

Mathew Smith, who is Air Energi’s vice president for Australasia, initiated the fair as part of the company’s continued commitment to training and employment of PNG citizens.