Seri Iskandar, 8 Feb - More than 5,000 visitors attended Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)'s annual Technology, Education and Career (TEC) 2019 Fair on 29 and 30 January.
UTP Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib officiated TEC on 29 January.
This year, TEC features over 50 companies and UTP partners from various industries under one roof which included PETRONAS and Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, Hartalega, TechnipFMC, Sapura Energy, Top Gloves and Nestle.
With the theme "Trailblazing Talents", graduates-to-be and job seekers who attended TEC 2019 have the opportunity to interact and meet face-to-face with recruiters and professionals from the leading engineering, oil, gas and energy industries all over the world.
Photo: UTP Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohamed Ibrahim bin Abdul Mutalib (second from left) with Technology, Education & Career 2019 (TEC 2019) Project Manager, Muhammad Fathi Mohd Fauzi during TEC launching gimmick.
Visitors at the campus based fair can apply for positions and learn more about prospective careers from various companies. They can also submit their resumes and attend walk-in interviews during the fair.
According to Mohamed Ibrahim, UTP is always proactive in ensuring the best for its students. TEC is one of the most effective ways for its students to gain visibility and maximise their potentials to be recruited, as each year the university brings in prospective employers right to their doorsteps.
"This event provides the best platform for UTP students to directly communicate and engage with the industry in order to understand the challenges and requirements of the job market today.
With this understanding, our students and graduates will be better prepared with the knowledge, competencies and attitude as required by employers. This is important to gear up our graduates to face the challenges of IR4.0," he said.
Pre-events leading up to TEC such as career spotlights, resume workshop, recruitment drive and industry ventures were also held to give students an overview of the real working world.
Career Spotlights provided potential students and graduates to explore employment and internship opportunities through engagement sessions with selected company representatives.
Speakers included industry experts, prominent recruiters and UTP Alumni. Through these sessions, more than 1,000 resumes from to-be graduates and interns were shared with the exhibitors. Some of the recruiters from participating companies also conducted shortlisted interviews for qualified candidates.
Another activity featured was the first ever held TEC19 School Workshop. The programme focused on school students to give them the exposure on how to plan for their future after taking Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
Attended by over 200 students from seven schools including three Mara Junior Science Colleges (MRSM), this collaborative effort between TEC and UTP Corporate Communications Division is to expose schools' students to options available after SPM and how to choose the right course and institution to study.