Skudai, 19th January: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia has always been in the front in producing quality graduates which is up to the standards needed by the industry. With 70 percent rate of employment, UTM graduates are always pursued by companies that need employers that can perform in their respective fields.
The collaboration between UTM with multinational companies have been proven fruitful as both parties have gain many benefits from the collaborations. UTM graduates are now scattered all across the globe as they are recognized internationally as competent professionals.
In furthering the collaboration, UTM through the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE) with the Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry Malaysia (JACTIM) jointly organized the JACTIM - UTM Career Fair 2008 held at the Sultan Iskandar Hall on the 19th of January 2008.
This is the third time the career fair being held here in UTM after immense response from the students who are mostly in their final year and those who are planning their prospect career
As many as 15 Japanese companies based in Malaysia took part in the fair with the biggest participation from Panasonic Group of Companies who also held a career talk for the students.
Students also took the opportunity to visit other prestigious companies’ booth such as NEC Semiconductors, Toshiba Electronic, Sony EMCS, Hitachi Electronics and Bridgestone Armstrong.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics & Internationalization), Prof. Ir. Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir who officiated the opening ceremony said that the career fair provides the opportunity for UTM to work more closely with major Japanese Multinational Companies and in return the industries gains benefit from the top quality graduates produced by UTM annually.
Also present were the Director of Panasonic Management Representative of JACTIM, Akira Hashimoto, Dean of Faculty Electrical Engineering Dato’ Prof. Dr. Ahmad Darus and senior officers from both UTM and JACTIM.
The students who are interested in pursuing their career in the respective companies can send their resumes and those who have been short-listed will be called for an interview also held during the fair.