Workshops on Career development have proven to be successful for improving the software skills and technical ideas in students. The goal of this workshop was to train the students about the software used in the construction field. In order to deal with the rapid changes in the construction field, the students have to be aware of the new technologies and software in the respective field and to enrich the student’s vitality in key domains of planning, structural analysis, designing and detailing, a One-day Workshop Programme titled “CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN CIVIL ENGINEERING” was organized for the civil engineering students of M.E.T. Engineering College on 29th September 2021.

The inaugural function was started with Thamizh Thaai Vaazhthu at 11.30 a.m. The Principal, Dr P.Senthil Kumar and Administrative Officer, Ms.V. Vidhya presided over the function. Aadhil Hussain. J from 3rd year civil delivered the welcome address. The Chief Guest of the day was Er.U.Praveen Kumar, M.E., Managing Director, UPK Groups, Nagercoil. The Chief guest introduction was given by the Association coordinator, Ms C.Sree Vidhya. M.E.

The Workshop started with the basics of the building works and the role of the softwares in the construction. He made a deliberation on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the softwares used in the construction field such as AUTOCAD, Revit, STAAD PRO, Primavera, E-tabs, 3D Max., etc. He also mentioned the future scopes of those softwares in building construction. He highlighted the role of an Architectural Designer and Structural Designer and insisted to develop the skills in analysis and design areas of construction.

Finally, he stressed the needs of the softwares and its importance. Rabin. R from final year civil delivered the vote of thanks and finally the Head of the Department, Mr.S.Gokula Kannan thanked the chief guest, faculty members and the students for their cooperation in making the workshop a successful one. The programme ended with the National Anthem by 3.30 p.m. All the students participated very enthusiastically and learned about the new softwares which can be implemented to enhance their knowledge. The outcome of the workshop was more positive, the topics selected for the workshop were extremely important to their academic career, all the information and contents were very good and helpful, it was an awesome programme and useful in career development. The positive feedback from students actually served the purpose of this Workshop.

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