Addis Ababa August 10/2018 The first National Career Expo which links employers with university graduate students opened today at the Millennium Hall.
The expo is organized by Ethio Jobs and Dereja.com, in cooperation with Ministry of Education.
Speaking at the opening of the expo, Education Minister Tilaye Gete said this expo could be a role model to expand the culture of bringing together employers with prospective employees in regions and universities.
The participants and concerned bodies are expected to expand the career service program in universities through preparing job fairs and training for graduate students, Tilaye stressed.
According to him, establishment of career service centers in universities, regions, zones and the networking of employers with qualified graduate students will be done in cooperation with the ministry as it envisions getting employed 80% university graduates annually.
Ethio Jobs CEO Yesuf Reja said on his part the expo will help the employers to get professional employees easily and the same is true for graduates.
Over 20,000 graduates who received training will take part in the two-day expo, he added.
Mereja.com Project Manager, Siham Ayele said “our aim is to work on human resources and enable graduates to get job through training and consulting services. We have Deliverology units in 37 universities.”
Some 150 employers are participating at the expo, she stated.
MBIRR Communication and Public Relations Head, Eyerusalem Hadigu said “we are recruiting professional graduate agents that help us in promoting the finance sector and a lot of professional graduate students are being registered today.”
According to her, the company is going to get employed about 2000 professional graduates.