This past week was all about career and education for thousands of students who completed their KCSE last year and have no idea what to do next. Always quick to respond to a demand for information on higher education, Zetech University was not left behind. The institution held an interactive three day open at the main campus along Thika Road and at the Zetech Career Centre in the Nairobi Central Business District.
Students flocked the University with their parents/ guardians where they met a team of career experts, academic trainers and current students engaged in various initiatives at the school, including the Zetech-Huawei partnership programme.
Assisted by these officers, they were advised that through the progression path provided for at Zetech, one is able to move from an Artisan course and progress to a certificate programme. Thereafter, undertake a Diploma course and the degree level, to the highest level they desire.
According to Corporate Affairs Director Moses Maina, there is immense opportunity for the determined student, “It was an exhilarating and busy period as we informed clients on various career choices available. At, Zetech, our doors are always open to walk with our students and their guardians who desire an efficient and rewarding career advice.” said Moses. He further noted that students wishing to join University to evaluate their academic strength, skills, potential and interest and march this with something that will result in a great career.
Open Day in the City
After an intense three days, the University marketing and academic team joined other universities and colleges for a national Career Fair held in the city of Nairobi. Thousands of school leavers converged at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) for the event fair organised by the Nation Media Group’s My Network pull out.
During the event, a segment was held to officially launch the function, where different professionals from the government and education sector were in a panel discussion which was aired live on NTV. The guest panel members shared on what needs to be done to higher learning institutions to avoid the high case of unemployment in the country; a rising problem in the Country.
Zetech University ICT Degree student Fabrice Mugabe engages participate at the career fair
Dr. Kipkirui Langat, the Director General, Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority
(TVETA) was on the panel and he talked about the importance of guiding youth in choosing a career, an initiative the University is already investing in every semester. On his part, Commission for University Education’s (CUE) Director General Prof. Chacha Nyaigoti emphasised the importance of private universities having adequate funds for the programmes they are offering coupled with qualified staff and good facilities. He concluded by saying, “Each university especially the ones we regulate should establish career placement services units within the institutions to provide guidance on career opportunities for students in the different areas of profession which they will visit as they progress with their studies”.
After this, participants were treated to an exciting experience at the Zetech stand where they were advised on career options and given a taste of various departments including media and photography, nutrition and ICT.
Indeed, the week was a success; #KaribuZetech to everyone who has joined us this year.
Story by Dianne Patience