Pakistan Software Houses Association ([email protected]) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) have agreed to organize training sessions for fresh computer graduates, the training will focus on polishing their skills so that they will be able to get the job quickly in the local or international market.
During a meeting of various officials including Dr. Arshad Ali Executive Director HEC, Barkan Saeed, Chairman [email protected], Dr. Ayub Alvi Chairman National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) and vice-chancellors of different universities, it was agreed that HEC and [email protected] will collaborate to conduct training.
There were several other objectives of this meeting besides collaboration for training, apart from the collaboration of HEC and [email protected] the meeting was aimed at exploring more opportunities among all the stakeholders to enable fresh graduates to learn more about emerging technologies and practice in the current market.
Also, the deliberation needed to increase the production of computing graduates and professionals to meet the growing local as well as international demand for experts with new and emerging technologies.
Another objective was to look into the growing market gap between the available qualified resource and the actual demand for qualification and skills, the meeting discussed how this gap can be reduced.
Dr. Arshad Ali urged the need for devising the plan of action to achieve objectives. He ensured the HEC is committed to building skills of computing graduates so they are better equipped to cater the market needs.
Barkan also informed that [email protected] is devising a list of experts available in various emerging technologies and areas of computing which will be later shared with HEC and all other stakeholders. The experts would be engaged to help universities, their faculty and graduates to learn about new tools and technologies and their practical application.
Dr. Ayub Alvi of National Computing Education Accreditation Council also shared (NCEAC) plans to conduct a five-day workshop on different technologies which will be attended by students, faculty and industry professionals.