The College of Engineering's Alumni Training Unit celebrated World Engineer's Day on the 26th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal. The program was designed to encourage and support current engineering students and alumni to pursue technical design and development careers. College of Engineering Dean, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Al-Falqi, opened the ceremony in the presence of the director of the Creative Talent and Entrepreneurship Center, a large number of faculty members, staff, students, and other entities in the university.
Saudi Electric Company's Southern Sector Facilities Management Director, Eng. Sayyaf bin Saeed Al-Shahrani, lead a discussion session immediately following Dean Al-Falqi's inaugural speech. In his session, Al-Shahrani spoke to the benefits and challenges of professional engineering. He drew upon his personal career experience when detailing the obstacles and challenges he faced on his road to success. He highlighted the vital role the would-be engineers will play in the rapidly growing field of urban development in the Kingdom. Al-Sharani noted that all engineering specialties have a vital role to play during a very active Q&A session that ensued.
After the Q&A, Dean Al-Falqi began an open discussion session with the attendees. He discussed common topics on professional development, the role of conferences and symposiums in the lives of engineers, and the workshops held by the university that serve the field of engineering. All three, he explained, will be continually offered to alumni of the college.
Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amry, opened the accompanying project exhibition, which included 36 project posters in different fields of engineering that discussed health issues, the establishment of a water desalination station, the establishment of a sports stadium, and large-scale civil infrastructure projects. In his tour, Vice Rector Al-Amry praised the exhibition's diversity, creativity, and the overall significance of student projects. He observed the successful training of students by the Alumni Training Unit. The unit delivered a professional interview preparation workshop that trained students on the methods of a successful interview. It also provided consultative advice on the professions and fields that apply to engineering specialties. He noted that the College of Engineering is one of the most important colleges in the university that receives broad support, thanking all those who contributed to the success of this exhibition.