career expo 2008 signs agreement with eventscom bahrain

Published January 9th, 2008 - 04:47 GMT

career expo 2008 signs agreement with eventscom bahrain

The Steering Committee for Career Expo 2008 recently signed an agreement with local Public Relations and Event Management consultancy, EVENTSCOM Bahrain, for the organization, logistical support, and marketing of the upcoming event, which is taking place at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), on 21 -23 October, 2008.

The signing was made between Mr. Abdulelah Al Qassimi, Chairman of Career Expo 2008 Steering Committee; and Mrs. Zahra’a Taher, Managing Director, Eventscom Bahrain.

Career Expo is a non-profit annual event that is being organized for the 8th time after a brief hiatus in 2006-7, under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Majeed Al Alawi, Minister of Labour, and under the auspices of The National Society for Support of Education & Training (NSSET)

The three-day event targets Bahraini secondary students, vocational students, jobseekers, parents and the community at large, in an effort to enhance Bahraini students and jobseekers understanding of the professional world, and to guide them in choosing, or changing, their careers; thereby enriching job prospects and the quality of the Bahraini workforce.

Hundreds of applications were received at the 2005 Expo Job Fair, subsequently facilitating the nomination of almost 600 Career Expo attendees to go through the formal interview process for those jobs.

In addition to facilitating the job search process, the Expo: promotes careers in various fields; provides information about several occupations, and the educational and vocational requirements necessary to pursue them; provides training and career development; offers employability skills; and highlights employer expectations.

The previous expo attracted different organizations and it is anticipated that more than 120 organizations will participate and approx. 20,000 visitors will visit Career Expo 2008, including corporate companies, universities, colleges, and other educational institutions; representing a variety of sectors such as: Science and Engineering; Banking and Finance; Catering and Hospitality; and Petroleum and Gas. International Exhibitors also took part in the Expo, coming from Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. More than 15,000 visited the last expo. 

Several activities held in previous Expos will also take place in 2008 which will be announced shortly.
For further details on participation in the Expo and for sponsorship and/or exhibitor information, please contact Bharti Mathew from Eventscom Bahrain on 17 226775.

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