Islamabad, Federal Minister for Energy, Mr. Muhammad Ali inaugurated the first-ever national level ‘Fuelling Futures Career Expo 2024’ on January 31 at Pakistan China Friendship Centre, Islamabad. The two-day Career Expo has been organised by the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) in collaboration with Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL).
The event witnessed an overwhelming attendance of students, faculty and company representatives.
MD and CEO PPL Mr. Imran Abbasy welcomed the large number of students from across the country and thanked the participating companies and universities for making the two-day Career Expo a success.
The platform provides an opportunity for students to interact with the leaders of the energy and minerals industry and to learn from their experiences with the view to selecting, pursuing careers in Oil, Gas and Mineral sector, he added.
In his keynote address, the Federal Minister Mr. Ali emphasized that the event is planned for students to explore Career opportunities with energy and minerals being showcased by respective companies today. He shared that there is massive transformation happening in the Energy sector globally. Energy should be affordable, accessible and sustainable, he underlined.
The Minister highlighted that Pakistan is energy deficient and an oil importer. Hence there is opportunity to convert the energy deficiency to surplus. Also there are many in demand mineral resources in the country with opportunities for their extraction in future.
He advised students to make their career decisions based on future environment and needs with Energy and Minerals being critical sectors.
Overall overwhelming response at the Career Expo with around 5000 students from across Pakistance in attendance along with faculty members and staff of around 30 universities and schools.
The managing directors, senior management and staff of 14 participating oil, gas and mineral companies.
The two-day Career Expo with the theme, ‘Fuelling the Future’ comprised of company presentations, sessions on significance of oil, gas and mineral sector and opportunities, besides various career counselling dialogues and company and university stalls at the venue.
The event is managed by PPL in partnership with RG Blue Communications.