The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore organized its 5th Annual Industrial Open House and Career Fair’19 that began on Wednesday.
Punjab Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Mian Mehmood-Ur-Rasheed inaugurated the fair at UET Lahore along with VC Prof Dr Aziz Akbar and other faculty and staff members.
Speaking at the ceremony Rasheed said the Punjab government was taking measures to decrease the unemployment across the province. “In this regard, several projects are functioning to empower the youth with skills and jobs. The Punjab government is making efforts to bring the industry on track to progress and prosperity effectively.” He further shed light on new projects by the government that had been started to impart technical skills to youth.
While talking to students, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Aziz Akbar said, “Industry-university linkages can strengthen the country and boost economy. The real objective of research and development can only be accomplished through proper industry-academia linkages.” He said UET was producing high quality and skilled professionals. In this regard, industry should come forward to hunt new talent for growth of their business.” He urged the industry to collaborate with universities for betterment of the economy. Convener of Industrial Open House & Career Fair ‘19 Prof Dr Asif Ali Qaiser said the purpose of this event was to provide employment opportunities to final year students by gathering industry professionals and academia on a single platform.
Vice President of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Director Student Affairs Prof Dr Asif Ali Qaiser, Public Relations Officer Ali Ashraf, deans, chairmen, faculty members and a large number of students were also present at the occasion. Officials of more than 100 national and multinational organizations participated in the event and more than 100 stalls were set up to engage students in the recruitment process.
Besides, a total of 500 final-year students presented more than 420 projects in connection with the mega fair.