Kattankulathur: Over 450 Engineering and Technology students from various SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) campuses attended the Taiwan Job Fair 2023 jointly organized by SRMIST’s Directorate of International Relations and the Directorate of Career Centre in partnership with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
The event held at the Kattankulathur’s campus had eight Taiwan companies include ACER Incorporate Banner-ever International Group Corp, ITRI, Zilei International Engineering Consultant Co., Ltd, Powertech Technology Inc., United Microelectronics Corporation, GeStream Technology Inc, HCMF Group, and Formosa Machinery & Equipment Ltd, aim to engage with students, offering them a chance to join global leaders in their respective fields.
In his address, SRMIST’s Director (International Relations), Mr. Lakshmi Narasimhan said, “SRMIST students are encouraged to network, learn, and explore job opportunities. The International Job Fair is a platform where they can showcase their skills, gain insights into the industry’s latest trends, and secure potential career prospects with renowned Taiwanese companies”.
Speaking on the occasion, Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, Mr. Richard Chen said, “Taiwanese companies are increasing their investment in India, especially in southern India. Taiwan-based companies like Foxconn and ASUS have decided to invest billions of US dollars to increase their production of iPhones, air-pods, and components for iPhones and computers. They also have decided to set up a factory in Tamil Nadu. creating more jobs for Indian people, which aligns with the Indian Government’s Initiative of ‘Make in India’”.
He added, “To promote knowledge, understanding, and friendship between people in India and Taiwan, the Taiwan government offers Mandarin Language Learning programs, scholarships, and internship programs to outstanding Indian youths. So far, 29 Taiwan Education Centers have been established across India. Currently, more than 3,000 Indian students are studying in Taiwan on various scholarships and internships. A lot of Taiwanese companies are eager to hire Indians who can speak Mandarin. We would like to encourage students to learn Mandarin at the Taiwan Education Center in their institutions. Also, take advantage of the scholarship and internship programs the Taiwan Government provides to pursue degrees and working experiences in Taiwan to broaden horizons.”
Also present on the occasion were the Executive Officer of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ms. Pei-Chi Lai, Manager of TAITRA, Ms. Gina Yeh, Director of Taipei World Trade Center, Liaison Office, Chennai, Mr. Jules Shih, Deputy Director (Career Centre) SRMIST, Mr. Y.C. Sureshkumar among others.