2nd Cyprus Career Expo: A Resounding Success
Ministers of Education and Labour acknowledged the Expo as highly significant for the Cypriot labour market
The largest annual career and employment event organised in Cyprus by UNIC and partner Ergodotisi.com, took place at Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia, over two days, earlier this month. This year’s event was another resounding success, and was acknowledged by both the Minister of Education and Culture, Dr Kostas Champiaouris, and the Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, Mrs Zeta Emilianidou, as “highly significant for the local labour market.”
On 2-3 March, over 3,000 guests, among which UNIC students, were given the opportunity to learn about employment opportunities, connect with some of the top employers in Cyprus and even apply or be interviewed for job openings on the spot. In the framework of the very interesting lineup of presentations and seminars, guests were also educated on the latest trends and insights affecting their future in the labour market.
In a welcome address delivered by Minister Champiaouris, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, the Minister noted that the government strongly supports this effort. “The Cyprus Career Expo promotes the development of a professional conscience among the youth of Cyprus and contributes to reducing unemployment”, remarked Minister Champiaouris.
In a welcome address delivered on behalf of Minister Emilianidou, Alexandros Alexandrou, Director of the Department of Labour, spoke about an ‘innovative initiative’ that will ‘contribute substantially to tackling unemployment’. “The Cyprus Career Expo will be the link between employers looking to recruit and those in search for a job, expanding the capability for direct communication and access to information by involved parties”, added Mr Alexandrou.
It is worth noting that this year’s innovation, “Business Days”, attracted the interest of hundreds of students and university graduates, who have been selected to participate in exclusive educational visits to ZORBAS, MELCO, HERMES AIRPORTS, AMDOCS, and KPMG. As part of these visits, the selected individuals will be able to familiarise themselves with the workplace, culture and inner workings of these prominent enterprises, as well as to network and seek potential employment.
Commenting on the success of the Expo, on behalf of the organisers, Dr Alexandros Antonaras, Vice President of Student Services, noted that the initiative has now entered public consciousness as a bridge between the business world and those in search of employment, particularly young people and students. Dr Antonaras added that: “This bridge helps combat unemployment and enhances the local economy’s competitiveness, by helping to narrow the skills gap and by fully leveraging the potential of our talented human capital.”
Special thanks go to this year’s sponsors and supporters:
Gold Sponsor: G.A.P. Vassilopoulos
Silver Sponsor: MindGeek
Bronze Sponsors: Pano P. U-TX
Media Sponsor: DIAS Publishing Group & SIGMA TV
Digital Media Partner: Digital Tree
Supporters: Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, CCCI, OEB, CyHRMA, EURES, StudentLife.com.cy, STS Events
For more information, as well as photos and videos from the Cyprus Career Expo, visit the Expo’s official website: www.cypruscareerexpo.com