A strong liaison between academia and industry can be guaranteed the progress and prosperity of country with visionary approach. In this regard, long term and outcome based relations between both sectors must be established properly. It was expressed by Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid while talking to business community, students and faculty on inaugural ceremony of 3rd Industrial Open House and Career Fair 2017 (IOH&CF’17) held at University of Engineering and Technology Lahore.
Keeping in view, Prof. Dr. Pervaiz Mughal was convener of the event. Vice Chancellor said that collective efforts can provide relief the country from different crises and it will also be beneficial for the youth which is considered as biggest asset for a nation. To meet the needs of local and international markets education sector will have produce quality workforce after the adaptation of upgraded curricula and training facilities for students, he added. In this context, UET is following this paradigm properly. He urged the youth to seek the latest trends and technology from developed nations to build strong economy. He also provoked industry to create job opportunities for engaging the skilled youth for the development of country.
It is pertinent to mention here that this fair was composed on eight themes in which Manufacturing Industry, Services Industry, Computers and Electronics, Construction, Oil Gas and Natural Resources, Chemical, Process Industry, Energy and Environment were included. At this occasion, Convener IOH&CF’17 Prof. Dr. Pervaiz Mughal emphasized to shape the fertile minds of land into progressive approach to attain the destination of prosperity of the country. It would be helpful to stabilize the economic indicators to grab the professional skills of youth.
More than 75 companies attended this fair and conducted interviews of students of final year who displayed their projects. Product Industrial Design Department of university also arranged the exhibition of their products. Deans, business community, faculty, administration and huge number of students were present at the moment.