The University of Nairobi office of Career Services in partnership with Tecno -Kenya held a Job Fair at Taifa Hall on Tuesday 29th November 2022. The Job Fair, themed work smart, start today sought to officially launch the Graduate trainee program. In this program, leading transsion brands such as Tecno, Itel and Infinix will recruit students and recent graduates and put them on a 6 monthly program with a high possibility of permanent employment based on productivity.
The event was attended by about 600 students, Tecno top management and The University of Nairobi staff. The dean faculty of arts and social sciences, Prof Jack Odhiambo while giving his remarks thanked Tecno for bringing this initiative to The University of Nairobi. He noted that the University is committed to producing holistic and competitive graduates who are very productive. He also applauded the chairperson, UNSA-FASS Mr Peter Nguka for his efforts in bringing the event to a reality .
The assistant dean of students, Mr. Paul Mutune who was also representing the office of the dean of students on his part recounted on the events that ultimately led to this job fair. Through his speech, students were able to appreciate the growth of the progress of the partnership between the University and Tecno.
Tecno Brand managers madam Anne and Mr Geoffrey Maina did a presentation on the graduate trainee program and also beautiful outlined the internship opportunities available for students. They also thanked Mr Johnson Kinyua, the dean of students and the incharge career services, Naomi Nyabonga for their relentless support in ensuring the success of the occasion.
Mr Peter Nguka, Governor, Faculty of arts and social sciences while giving the vote of thanks also noted that this had been part of his agenda in empowering students careerwise especially by ensuring the Tecno- Uon Club is up and running. With the MOU between the two entities signed by the Vice Chancellor, we look forward to more engagement and activities that will go along way in supporting the career progression of the students.
By Peter Nguka