HEC & Pakistan Software Houses Association Partner to Train Fresh Computing Graduates

The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and Pakistan Software Houses Association ([email protected]) have agreed to conduct trainings for fresh computing graduates enabling them to acquire job opportunities in the local and international market.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director, HEC, Mr. Barkan Saeed, Chairman, [email protected], Dr. Ayub Alvi, Chairman, National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) and Vice Chancellors of different universities.

The objective of this meeting was to explore avenues of collaboration among the stakeholders to enable fresh graduates to learn about new and emerging tools and technologies. It also aimed at deliberating on measures to enhance production of computing professionals in order to meet the local as well as international demand for experts in new and emerging tools and technologies. The members also considered steps needed to reduce the market gap between available qualified and skilled human resource and the required qualification of human resource.


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Talking to the meeting participants, Dr. Arshad Ali stressed the need for devising a plan of action to achieve the objectives. He said that HEC is committed to building skills of computing graduates so that they may cater to the needs of the market.

Mr. Barkan informed the meeting that [email protected] is preparing a list of experts in different new and emerging areas of computing which will be shared with HEC and other stakeholders. These experts will help universities, their faculty and graduates in learning about new tools and technologies.

Dr. Ayub Alvi shared NCEAC’s plan to conduct five-day workshops on various emerging technologies which will be attended by faculty, students and industry professionals.

  • Only PASHA and HEC could look so backward and still talk about conducting ‘workshops’ when the world is going transformationally Digital and Online …. from the likes IVY league universities to Microsoft on LInkedIn … We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. When will HEC wake up.

  • Market is desperately looking for existing technology as well, for instance MS dot Net, Oracle DBA. I being FAST Associate professor is providing successful internship training in these tools to fresh graduates in various projects. Students are getting jobs very quickly after this internship.

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