Siaya Institute of Technology recently hosted a remarkable career symposium aimed at empowering and encouraging ICT trainees to make informed decisions about their future careers. The symposium, which was attended by prominent industry leaders, faculty members, and career service coordinators, provided valuable insights and guidance to the enthusiastic attendees. The event featured notable speakers, including the Chief Principal, the ICT Head of Department, the Research Coordinator, and the Chief Guest, Mr. Satwinder, the CEO of SUMO Computer Systems Ltd, a renowned tech giant based in Kisumu.
Career symposia play a pivotal role in shaping the future of students by providing them with exposure to industry professionals, valuable insights, and inspiration. Siaya Institute of Technology recognized the significance of such events and organized a symposium specifically tailored for its ICT trainees. The objective was to equip students with the knowledge and motivation necessary to choose the most appropriate career paths in the ever-evolving field of information and communication technology.
The symposium commenced with opening remarks from the Chief Principal, who emphasized the importance of career planning and the significance of seizing opportunities in the ICT industry. He encouraged the trainees to make the most of the symposium and highlighted the Institute’s commitment to nurturing talent and facilitating career growth.
Following the Chief Principal’s address, the ICT Head of Department took the stage to share his insights on the emerging trends and opportunities in the field. He provided an overview of the various ICT disciplines, including software development, network administration, cybersecurity, and data analysis. The HOD also emphasized the importance of continuous learning and professional development to stay relevant in the ever-evolving ICT landscape.
The Research Coordinator of Siaya Institute of Technology shed light on the significance of research and innovation in the ICT sector. He highlighted the Institute’s research initiatives and encouraged the trainees to explore their research interests and contribute to technological advancements. The coordinator stressed that innovation and research are vital for personal growth and the advancement of the ICT industry as a whole.
The Office of Career Services Coordinator played a vital role in organizing the symposium. During the event, the coordinator provided guidance on career planning, job search strategies, and the importance of internships and practical experience. They shared valuable resources, including networking opportunities and industry connections, to help the trainees navigate their career paths successfully.
The highlight of the symposium was the keynote address by Mr. Satwinder, the CEO of SUMO Computer Systems Ltd. As a tech giant with a wealth of experience in the ICT industry, Mr. Satwinder shared his personal journey and offered invaluable advice to the eager trainees. He emphasized the significance of passion, perseverance, and adaptability in pursuing a successful career in the ICT sector. Mr. Satwinder also discussed the exciting opportunities available in the industry, particularly in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and Internet of Things (IoT).