Career Excursion trip to SSGC

February 28, 2019: The CDC arranged a Career excursion trip to the Head Office & Main Terminal of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Limited located in Karachi. The prime objective of this trip was to engage students as young talent and to provide them with an opportunity to explore about the SSGC's operations, processes, business functions and culture and to make them aware of the career opportunities awaiting to welcome them in the near future.

Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) is Pakistan's premier natural gas transmission and distribution company. The company's core business includes transmission, distribution, and sale of natural gas, design and construction of T&D projects. SSGC is also facilitating the Government of Pakistan by ensuring energy sustainability via import of RLNG through a major pipeline infrastructure development. As operator of Pakistan's only meter manufacturing plant, SSGC has been effectively meeting requirements of domestic and foreign customers as well as that of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines by producing G-4 and G-1.6 gas meters. The company also rums a CSR program dedicatedly that addresses issues related to education, health, environment, and community development.

The chief-manager corporate communications department of SSGC, Imran Ahmed started the session with the company's introduction along with its corporate video. It was followed by a corporate presentation by Assistant Manager Corporate Communications of SSGC, Mr. Tayyab. Then General manager (HR/CCD) of SSGC, Mr. Shahbaz Islam briefed students about his own professional experience of more than 20 years in the 12 different organizations after graduating from IBA in 1996. Apart from presenting eloquently the company's core values that make it among the best organizations of Pakistan to work in, he encouraged IBA students to place SSGC in their priority list for their better professional career.

The presentation was followed by Security Services lead of SSGC, Brig. (R) M. Abuzar who initialy discussed UFG and UFG reduction measures that are taken in action by SSGC and then informed audience about the anti-gas theft operations executed by his team in the recent months. He also made it clear that SSGC will not show any leniency towards any gas theft, no matter how influential the person is and will ensure that his rightful place is behind bars as gas theft is a crime against community and SSGC seeks support of every citizen, especially young individuals in nabbing the culprit. Afterwards the students not only toured the call center (which works 24/7), Billing department, and meter plant but also sat and discussed their ideas and expressions with the higher officials of the corresponding departments along with observing how things work in professional environment.

After having lunch, students made a visit to Karachi Terminal (near Safari Park) followed by a tour to Learning Development Centre in which students visited couple of classes where professional training was being given to the employees of SSGC. Students were inspired by the efforts and resources that SSGC puts in to develop the soft, hard, and other personal skills of its employees. The trip was concluded After the group photo with company officials.