Monday, April 30

Tigo supports student career event at the IFM Career Day for Universities and Colleges

Tigo this past Saturday, 25 April, 2012, sponsored the Career Day which was held in Dar es Salaam.

The fair was a means of introducing aspiring students and HR personnel to IFM departments. The 7 departments - banking, insurance, tax, accounting, computer science, IT and social protection competed against each other in presentations. They talked about what each department was doing and showed how  practical and relevant  the courses were for the current job market.


Institute for Finance Management (IFM )Board Chairman for Finance, Charles Nyoni (middle) cutting the tape before touring the various booths for the IFM Career Day for Universities and Colleges which was sponsored by Tigo.
Left is the head of  IFM, Prof Mjema and a student, Dorthea Msofe

The GOH Dr Nyoni  encouraged students to grab opportunities  that are out there and to make informed decisions from all the information available before plunging into any  career. 

The fair ran from 9am to 3pm.  About 1000 people passed through the event during the course of the day.

Apart from the IFM departments, others that displayed were ITEC, the International Student Organisation, Postal Bank and Tigo. Representatives from UDSM, Utali College, CBE, and Public Service College were also present.

The competition winners were the Insurance Department scooping 200,000/-, followed by the Social Protection Department which netted 150,000/- and the Accounting Department who took home 100,000/-. Each winning group received certificates as well. 

The organiser, chairman Bertinus William, who is also the Minister for Education at IFM, said the fair was extremely successful adding that Tigo as one of the main sponsors has shown a commitment to supporting education among the youth and and in the case of IFM in areas where there will be opportunities for employment in the various departments of the telecom company in the near future.

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