AMU, Ethiojobs.net hold meet; vow to establish career center

Arba Minch University’s Deliver-ology Unit has organized a daylong interaction with prominent job portal – Ethiojobs.net for university top officials and deans from across campuses at Senate Hall on 13th November, 2018. It’s learnt that agreement to establish career development center at AMU premises is likely to be signed in near future. Click here to see the pictures

The meeting begun with AMU President, Dr Damtew Darza, welcoming visiting Ethiojobs.net officials and giving brief information about university also expressed readiness to collaborate with this job portal to transform university graduates into potential workforce in the country.

Ethiojobs.net an online recruitment solution provider’s Candidate Relations Manager, Kokeb Ayele, briefing the gathering about her organization said, Dereja.com is the newest product from Info Mind Solutions PLC in addition to Zebrajobs and Kipawa that is operating in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dereja.com has started its operation three years ago as an online platform, which is established with the aim of increasing employability of Ethiopian youth by creating access to structured professional development resources thus bridging the gap between the labor and job market.

She further adds, it addresses the need for guidance and resource from youth including fresh graduates, students and junior professionals by providing career counseling and personal development resources such as CV writing guides, interview tips, relevant articles and, most importantly, provide job opportunities from across the country.

Apart from career development, we are also into recruitment process for topnotch firms. She highlighted the importance of career development, labor market demand, staffing, structure, training, etc. and also shared experience they had with other Ethiopian universities.

Unraveling wide range of services, Kokeb said, we are one of the participants from the private sectors to embolden the initiative launched by Prime Minister’s Office to create better workforce across Ethiopia with the help of different sectors. Being in the market for the last two decades, we are advocating importance of career centers; last year we had interacted with 10 universities to know their specific needs and forthwith customized required service delivery.

Furthermore, she informed that this is a preliminary interaction, where we have presented the core concept of career counseling and candidate development; we wanted them to understand the program so that we can work together.

On the occasion, Ethiojob.net has given general proposal to AMU and expects specific demand from the latter; then only, services will be customized at stipulated cost. We offer services that include career counseling training, personal development, instructor’s training, etc., she added. Career Centre’s Coordinator, Mr Neftalem Binyam, also dwelt into relevant issues.

The Deliver-ology Unit Director, Dr Getneh Tesfaye, said, AMU is expecting to establish career development Centre in collaboration with Ethiojobs.net at Institute of Technology’s new building, wherein their professionals will train our graduates. The agreement in this regard is on the cards and actual work may start soon, he said, while steering the program.

AMU top officials including vice presidents, directors and deans from across all AMU colleges were in attendance.

(Corporate Communication Directorate)