Students Urged to be Proactive to Succeed in Tech World

Mr. Matogo tips students on opportunities in tech world

The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) urged students to be proactive in their pursuit of tech jobs by learning new ideas to maintain relevance and succeed in the field, Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Speaking during a recent student’s forum at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), the Global University Programs Leader for IBM Africa, Mr. John Matogo, said, the increasingly competitive job market should serve as the main incentive to work proactively towards standing out from the rest of competitors.

Mr. Matogo noted that “technology and jobs have changed faster than industry can follow, creating a gap between work demand and availability of skills”.

He urged students to rack up the digital badges in bid to make their online presence more noticeable to employers.

In an effort to give JKUAT students a head starts in the job market, School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) organized the career sensitization allowing students to interact with established industry players and academics.

A student makes a contribution during the question and answer session

The forum was primed to help the learners understand current and emerging available opportunities for practice in IBM and other related areas.

Chair, Department of Information Technology, Dr. Francis Thiong’o, said the School was keen on providing new areas of opportunities for students pursuing ICT related courses. He urged them to take full advantage of the availed opportunities to strategically position themselves in gainful positions.

He expressed his gratitude to IBM for introducing students to the nature and scope of the work done as well as educating them on the skills necessary to perform certain job functions.

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