Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Vocational School (VS) welcomed the new academic year with “masters”. Cemal Elmasoğlu, Acting Chairman of Izmir Chamber of Commerce (IZTO) and Member of IUE Board of Trustees, who delivered a speech at the “Çıraklar Ustalara Soruyor (Apprentices Asking Masters)”, a traditional event held by IUE Vocational School that brings masters and apprentices together, stated that well-equipped Turkish youth was being raised, and he said, “We believe in the future of our country. We want our youth to be courageous. Izmir Chamber of Commerce (IZTO), with its 80 thousand members, is ready to support you.”
Elmasoğlu reported that they would strengthen the ties between Izmir Chamber of Commerce and Izmir University of Economics, and that they developed a new understanding which allows students to perform their internship to the fullest.
In his opening speech, IUE Rector, Prof. Murat Aşkar said that today’s business world consisted of qualified and well-equipped intermediate staff, and the University trained qualified workforce for national and international companies. Burçin Önder, Director of IUE Vocational School, indicated that the students were here for learning, renewal, productivity, leadership, entrepreneurship, and specialization; skills of the 21st century.
IUE VS Lecturers Emre Küheylan, Filiz Mergen, Halil Pak, Serkan Özmen, Ozan Raşit Yürüm, and Oylum Güleryüz gave information about ‘Communication and Design”, “Business and Management”, “Architecture and Structure”, “Travelling and Language”, “Technique and Technology” programs coordinatorships, events, and programs. Lecturer Ayşegül Pınar Acar shared information about "Çıraklar Ustalara Soruyor" program whereas Lecturer Ayşe Öztürk talked about social responsibility projects. Lecturer Kenan Demirel delivered a presentation titled, “Alumni Success Stories”. Yağmur Uğur, top student placed in IUE Vocational School, and graduate Aydın Sıncar shared their experiences with students.
‘Çıraklar Ustalara Soruyor’
After the opening speeches, first guests of the “Çıraklar Ustalara Soruyor” project of 2019 – 2020 Academic year, came together with students. Among the guests, who attended the event, in addition to Elmasoğlu were, Şenol Aslanoğlu, Founder of A Artı Ortak Sağlık Güvenlik Birimi and Occupational Safety Specialist, Neşet Birlik, President of IZTO 49th Real Estate Activities Group, Şebnem Korkut, Member of IZTO 48th Insurance Agencies Group, Kıvanç Meriç from IZTO 41st Tourism, Travel Agencies and Car Rental Group, Julide Hergül, Assembly Member IZTO 70th Architecture Group, Şevket Akçay from IZTO 39th Computer and Hardware Technologies Group, Suat Oral, Station Manager of THY Izmir, Yiğit Sal, Brand Manager of Reklam Merkezi, Hasan Kavcar, Soner Üstün, and Kader Gürel, Members of EGEÇEDER.