Job Market requires tech skills, says Standard Chartered Bank CEO
Zetech University students had a transformative career online talk on employability skills required in the job market led by Standard Charted Bank CEO and the Managing Director, Mr. Kariuki Ngari who was the guest speaker. The session was organized by the Office of Career Services.
While addressing the students via a zoom meeting on the need to invest in good grades and start building their CVs, Mr. Ngari noted that having IT knowledge is it a key requirement any employer is keen for proficiency in any sector.
He said, “We are proud and passionate to equip you with industry requirements on how to penetrate the current job market as you surpass your future employers’ needs and expectations with ease. Our passion is to see you transit from classwork to fieldwork with relevant skills while establishing achievable goals as you remain flexible,” he said.
The training remains significant in the era of a high global rate of unemployment where most graduates are out in the job market with relevant skills with improper networking with the right career while others ending up in wrong job markets to earn a living and putting something on the table, others left out in the job market.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Njenga Munene while giving his remarks, commended the great initiative by the CEO through the support of Light of the World company that are focused on imparting young generations including Zetech University students. He thanked Mr. Kariuki, who was the chief guest of the University 2019 graduation ceremony, for taking interest in the University empowerment programmes by inspiring the students.
Reminding the students taking bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates on the need to keep learning, Prof. Munene lauded the sentiments by Mr. Ngari that learning is a continuous process that shapes personalities and assists in tackling challenges and becoming solution-driven. “If you are tired of learning then plan to exist. Remember to always carry the knowledge acquired here to the industry while building your interactions through networking attending relevant career and education seminars.” said Prof. Munene.
The online session that attracted over 200 participants had Ms. Elizabeth Muhia, The Dean of students thanking the students for their prompt reception and interest to listen to the expertise of industry leaders in the business world. “I wish to thank our dear students for being receptive to this call and we believe this level of commitment and curiosity is what it takes to excel in the job market.” She commented.
While giving the vote of thanks to the uplifting session, David Theuri, Student leader, expressed his appreciation to Mr. Ngari for committing his schedule to speak to students. In his comment,” I am very grateful to the guide in shaping our careers and reminding us on how to package our applications which should not exceed two pages as we focus more on our achievements and not our responsibilities,” he said.