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MRC Arranges Technical Training Workshop for Economic Independence

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) Mechanical Resource Centre organized a four week vocational training course for Electrician, Welder and Machinist from August 6 to 28, 2014, at MRC, SMME, NUST Main Campus (H-12, Islamabad). The classes were held four days a week, from Monday to Thursday.

A total of 49 students were registered free of cost for a four week course. However, due to the unforeseen political situation in Islamabad, only 42 students were able to attend the course fully. The students came from various underprivileged backgrounds. There were very few students who had some diploma certification in their respective fields. However, a majority of the students had passed their matriculation examinations. The course was completely designed in Urdu language so as to cater to everyone.

A 2-hour entrepreneurship workshop was also arranged for the participants on 20th August. Lecturer Majid from NUST Business School (NBS) delivered the lecture. The workshop was based on basic entrepreneurship skills. Mr. Majid also guided the participants on the process of running a small business, attracting funding sources, and applying cost-effective marketing techniques, etc., so that they could apply the skills they were learning from the course and gain the level of financial independence necessary to support their families.

The pass percentage of the course was 100%, and a small ceremony was arranged at MRC on Wednesday, August 28, so that the successful candidates could be awarded certificates. Engr Naveed, in charge of DMRC and the head of this training workshop, lauded the efforts of his staff and urged them to continue with their efforts. Dr Irtiza, Faculty Head of NUST Community Service Club (NCSC), also congratulated Engr Naveed for his efforts and stressed upon the need to work hard. 

The students were overall very satisfied with the course and all of them were positive that they would use the skills and lessons learnt from the workshop in order to become economically independent.

National University of Sciences and Technology H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
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