TWI Pakistan has been working to highlight opportunities for young people in the
country, through the provision of two free careers guidance seminars.
In the first, around 20 delegates – a mixture of students and careers guidance staff
– from educational institutions across Pakistan attended TWI’s Lahore office in
The second youth career seminar, in August, saw staff from TWI Pakistan travel to
the Aman Foundation in Karachi to speak to around 100 students about opportunities
available to them. The Aman Foundation works to improve healthcare, nutrition and
education for Pakistan’s youth. The young people who attended the seminar were all
students at AmanTec, its vocational training centre.
Pakistan’s complex job market can make finding suitable employment difficult for
young people. Even those with a degree may struggle to pursue the career path they
have planned, with graduate work placements heavily oversubscribed.
In a country where the majority of young people in higher education pursue careers
in traditional subjects such as medicine and business studies, raising awareness
about viable alternatives is crucial to ensure professionals have the greatest chance
of finding rewarding employment when they leave education.
TWI Training in Pakistan offers a range of training programmes leading to internationally
recognised qualifications in welding inspection, non-destructive testing and health
and safety. Individuals with qualifications in these areas are needed in industry
all over the world, and benefit from enhanced career prospects.
Ahmed Jahanzaib, TWI Pakistan country manager, said: ‘In the hunt for that elusive
professional degree, there are many students who end up going through immense stress
and pressure from parents and the society. It is our belief that if students are
introduced to emerging career options, they will end up enjoying better career growth
in the future.’
The first seminar was followed by one-to-one sessions offering attendees specific
career guidance based on their individual interests, skills, values and existing
qualification. Feedback from both events was universally positive.
Among the attendees in Lahore was recent mechanical engineering graduate Ahmed Riaz.
He said: ‘I am very happy with the knowledge I have gained from this seminar today.
It was really interesting to get information about new emerging career fields which
are fast, progressive and have good, rewarding benefits.’
TWI is working to build relationships with technical institutions and engineering
universities across Pakistan, and plans to hold additional careers guidance seminars
in the future.
To find out more about TWI’s services in Pakistan visit www.twitraining.com.
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