On March 17th, 2015, in the framework of TEMPUS project UNIWORK, the rebranded Career Centre at Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University (Kokshetau, Kazakhstan) was officially inaugurated by the Rector of the university, in the presence of university staff, members of the UNIWORK partner universities from Central Asia and the EU, and local media.
The rector of Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University gave a speech in which he stated his hopes that this centre would provide comprehensive support for career initiatives and wished all those involved to have a great success.
This new Career Centre should help strengthen the ties between the universities and the employers in the region, and thus help its students improve their chances at finding good internships and employment opportunities. Furthermore it will be directly involved in the UNIWORK project activities, with its staff participating in training events organized by the project (including a 2 week practical placement to an EU Career Centre) and preparing their own events in the framework of the project, such as a Business Plan Competition for its students, and Employment Marathon etc.
After the inauguration the Rector met with the UNIWORK partners to present them with certificates for having participated in UNIWORK’s 2nd Training Module: “Tools for Engagement through Career Centres", which took place from March 15th to 17th in the Burabay region of Kazakhstan.