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.
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.
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.
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
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.