The 2nd annual Job Expo was finally held on Friday the 26th of October, 2018, by the Confucius Institute at the University of Zambia (CIUNZA) with sixteen (16) companies coming through to recruit prospective job seekers in various fields. The event was held at the Goma Lakes.

At the event the Guest of Honour was the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Luke E. Mumba but was represented by the Dean Natural Sciences Dr. Habatwa V. Mweene. Mr. Lai Bo, the Chinese Consulate represented the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Li Jie. Present also was the Dr. Evaristo Musonda, represented the Dean, School of Engineering, the Bursar Arnold Kapambwe, Acting Dean of Students, Mrs. Grace Y. Tembo, the Acting Registrar Mr. Rodgers Phiri,

In his opening remarks, CIUNZA Acting Director Mr Henry Panganani Zulu said the event carried a lot of expectations from both the companies as well as the students who were seeking jobs. Mr. Zulu also encouraged the job seekers present to visit all the company stands as the day might end up as a reckoning one to some people who found employment.

And reading the speech for the Vice Chancellor, Dean of Natural Sciences Dr. Habatwa V. Mweene said the Expo was targeting young graduates because the future of the country was entirely dependent on them as they had the required qualifications their education, skills and creativity.

He further said that the challenge Zambia faced was how to build up a trained workforce that can rise to intense competition within country and around the world. And it was for this reason, that it was imperative that we do our utmost to prepare our younger generation.

And speaking at the same event, Mr. Lai Bo said the event was a significant milestone and a good sign of the close relationship that existed between Zambia and China. He urged the participating companies and prospective employees to ensure that they interact with a mind that would promote the People to People cultural exchange between the two great countries for the better future for all.

The Consulate further said the event was important not only towards job creation but also promoting the efforts of young people who he described as the future of the country.

Mr Bó also underscored the role played by China in promoting education as well as the young people in society saying the two were key to cultural exchange and cooperation between Africa and China.

"Education plays a key role in the development of young people. The Chinese government attaches great importance in the cooperation between China and Zambia in the field of education."

"At present, nearly 4,000 Zambian students are studying in China which has become a favourite destination for young people who want to study overseas." He said.

On this same day of the Job Expo which brought together over 30 companies such as Avic International, Syno-Hydro, Shanghai Construction Group Limited, Reba Industrial Corporation and China Railway Seventh Group Zambia limited to mention just but a few, the Confucius Institute Open Day was also held. Both activities were held successful.