The College of Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has organised a fair to expose its students to the career options available to them after school.
The fair was to enable the students to interact with players within the engineering and technological fields and to have an insight into the job market.
Speaking at the sixth College of Engineering Students and Industrial Partners Awards programme yesterday, the Provost of the college, Prof. Mark Adom-Asamoah, said the career fair had become an integral part of the programme of the college since its inception in 2012 as it had provided the students with an insight into the job requirements.
He said the industrial partners had been key collaborators in the college and the university’s effort at improving the quality of students graduating from the university’s programme.
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“They assist us in many ways such as providing places for students for their vacation training, supporting our engineering, science, technology and entrepreneurship conferences, donating additional equipment and accessories for teaching and learning and by refurbishing some of our teaching facilities,” he said.
He appealed to other corporate bodies to come on board as key industrial partners not to only support the university but to also provide the students with internship and job opportunities.
The Pro Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Rita A. Dickson, said 250 students from the College of Engineering had been selected for their academic performance for awards.
They include students of civil, geomatic, geological, petroleum, biomedical, computer, electrical, agricultural, aerospace and telecommunication engineering.
She expressed her gratitude to the industrial partners for their support over the years in helping the university to train the needed manpower for the industries.