A four day national-level Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Career Festival 2022 brought together professionals from across the country to the GB to interact with local students and institutions to know about the career options. It also helped students learn according to their curiosity and aptitude so that they set their priorities for future career.
These views were expressed by Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani, Chief Secretary, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) at the concluding ceremony of the festival. “We want our students, especially our girls to aspire for and excel in 21st-century careers,” he said. The festival was organized by the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan to create awareness among school, college, and university students regarding the most relevant career paths available to them.
“Through this effort, we wanted to allow our students to interact with thought leaders and experts from different walks of life, learn from their experiences, and aspire to follow in their footsteps,” added Mr. Wani. More than 16,000 students, with a healthy participation from both girls’ and boys’ schools, from across the GB province participated in the event.
On the sidelines of the Gilgit-Baltistan Career Festival 2022, a Letter of Understanding (LoU) was also inked between the Education & Special Education Department, GB and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) to promote STEAM (i.e., science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths) education at the school level. Secretary of Education, Gilgit Baltistan, Rana Muhammad Saleem Afzal signed the LoU on behalf of the Department.