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Victoria University braces for Career Readiness & Employability Program launch

The Career Readiness programme comprises of various training sessions, workshops, and seminars that aim to develop students’ professional skills, including resume writing, and interview techniques. and networking.

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Victoria University (VU) is set to launch a new initiative dubbed “Career Readiness & Employability Program” in which the university aims to enhance students’ employability skills and make them fit for the job market.

The Career and Employability Programme will be officially launched on Wednesday, 03rd May 2023 starting 09:00 am inside the University Auditorium at the main campus in Kampala.

The program launch will be presided over by Godfrey Golooba, the Human Resource Director at Uganda Police, and Tony Otoa, the CEO Stanbic Business Incubator as the keynote speaker among a host of many other panelists.

Additionally, Nishant Mamtora, the Recruitment Director at CWG Recruit and Mr Jorg Schafter, the CEO AWL Energy will also speak to VU students at the launch, in which the two are expected to unleash exciting careers available in the UK and Germany in the various fields under their maiden partnership with the university.

According to the Dean of Students at VU Ms Winfred Nassiwa, the new programme aims to address challenges graduates often face significant in securing employment and will help equip them with the ultimate skills needed to enhance their chances in the highly competitive job market.

“In Africa, the job market is highly competitive, and graduates face significant challenges in securing employment. The primary reason for this is the lack of skills that employers demand, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork. The Cam- Readiness and Employability Programme ss ill equip our students with these essential soft skills, making them stand out in the job market and enhancing their chances of securing employment.”

She explains that the Career Readiness programme comprises of various training sessions, workshops, and seminars that aim to develop students’ professional skills, including resume writing, and interview techniques. and networking.

“We have partnered with reputable organizations and professionals in different industries to provide our students with hands-on training and mentorship opportunities. The launch event will provide an opportunity for you to team up more about the programme, meet the facilitators and mentors, and network with other students and professionals in different industries,” Ms Nassiwa said.

Ms Nassiwa, therefore, encouraged all students and staff to attend the event Monday so as to take advantage of the fantastic opportunity that will shape and improve their career prospects.

“We believe that every student has the potential to excel in their chosen career, and this programme is designed to help them achieve their career goals. I look forward to seeing you all at the launch event.”

“As the VU Career Employability HUB, our decisive duty is to support students’ steady transition from education to meaningful employment by leveraging partnerships with industry leaders. Our firm resolve is to confront the human-capital deficit in the country by transforming higher education to meet the challenges of the times and be flexible to the future. To deliver on this, Work-integrated learning (WIL) will play a prominent role,” reads a statement on the University website about the Career EmploAbility programme.

It should be noted that Victoria University in 2021 launched The VU Success Formula an initiative geared to equip students with employable skills that emerged after more than 20 years of research, adopted and helped most European countries as a tool to curb unemployment.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Express then, Dr Lawrence Muganga the VU Vice-Chancellor, an acclaimed author, and educationist explains that this newly adopted employability formula combines a service delivery model designed to optimize the content provided to students that match their interest and area of speciality in the course they’re offering.

The VU Success Formula consists of the variables; the Student’s Interest, Teaching, and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) approach, the latter being the foundation of a student’s exposure to attain a real-world work experience over the years spent at the campus.

About Victoria University

Victoria University is one of Uganda’s most popular universities, receiving more undergraduate applicants every year. The fully-chartered private university offers a wide range of courses with qualifications designed to meet the needs of the marketplace.

With its Virtual learning platform V-Class, a student is able to learn from anywhere, anytime, eliminating the need to purchase physical handouts and allowing you to develop valuable digital competencies that are highly sought after in the job market.

You can learn more about Victoria University by visiting their website on or via their socials via FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn

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