Session on "Entrepreneurship As A Career Choice and Entrepreneurial Opportunities"

Posted on 15 Nov, 2023

A session on “Entrepreneurship As A Career Choice and Entrepreneurial Opportunities” was organized by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) of the University of Turbat (UoT) on November 14, 2023 at the video conference room of UoT.

Mr. Bashir Agha, Manager NEP_NIC (Balochistan), and an advisor, trainer, and consultant in the corporate and development sector served as the resource person, while Dr. Amir Zeb from ORIC was the focal person of the session. Students from different departments of the university participated in the event.

In his opening remarks, Prof. Dr. Jan Muhammad, Vice Chancellor of UoT, extended wholehearted gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Shakoor Ahmed, Provincial Chief of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in Balochistan, and resource person of the session for organizing an important session for the students of the UoT. He emphasized the imperative need to promote entrepreneurial skills among the youth in this rapidly evolving world, particularly in the field of technology.

Encouraging the students, he said that jobs in the public or private sectors should not be the final option, instead, youth can adopt entrepreneurship as their career choice to shape their future and contribute to the economic growth of Balochistan and the country, adding that youth has great opportunities to become an entrepreneur in various fields including technology, industry, arts, and communication.  He said that the university has started a free online DigiSkill Training Program at the Law Department of the university to nurture a skilled workforce.

Speaking to the participants, Mr. Shakoor Ahmed said that in this digital age, it doesn't matter how fast you are, what matters more is your direction and goal. Highlighting the essential role of entrepreneurship in development, he emphasized better usage of resources for the progress and prosperity of Balochistan. He promoted the concept of becoming a job creator instead of a job seeker. He said that the purpose of this session is to support the students of the University of Turbat on their entrepreneurial journey and help them to explore innovative business ideas.

At the end of the session, the vice chancellor presented the commemorative shields of the university among the representatives from SMEDA. Dr. Naeemullah, Director of ORIC, thanked the Vice Chancellor, SMEDA team, and students for their active participation in the insightful session.