Cisco Academy to be set up in UCP Lahore

The global initiative Cisco Academy to be set up in Lahore in UCP (University of Central Punjab). UCP now formally certified to provide courses and certifications like CCNA and CCNP  by Cisco Academy.

Cisco Academy to be set up in UCP Lahore

Dr. Ahmad Kazmi unlocked the ceremony, commends the importance of Cisco Academy; and explained how UCP is going to adjust their curriculum for Cisco Academy to function properly. Courses like Entrepreneurship to be added in pertinent departments with the cooperation of Cisco.

Mr. Mohamed Jinini, Regional Head Cisco Academy then thanked the UCP faculty for their generosity. He accentuates the role of Cisco by sharing the fact that 70%of the devices connected to the internet are Cisco made.

The academy is offering entry-level courses not only engineers but also for students of Law and Medicine, further added.

Cisco Academy offers 20 courses in different categories like exploratory courses, cybersecurity courses and market certifications (advanced courses).

Students qualified for advanced coursed should be at least in their current year. Students with advanced certification can apply for jobs directly after certifications. While no official fees were discussed during the event.

The prices usually charged for the certifications offered by Cisco Academy:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (Routing & Switching) 15,000/-
  • Cisco Certified Network 9Professional (Routing & Switching) 15,000/-
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (Security) 10,000/-
  • Cisco Academy Instructor(CCNA) (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 45,000/-
  • Cisco Academy Instructor (CCNP) (Cisco Certified Network Professional) 45,000/-

Mr. Jinini concluding saying that meeting scheduled with HEC for a re-launch program to create more job opportunities in Pakistan with Cisco.

This is the right time for Pakistani market to use such a platform and reinforce the skill-set of youth in order to break through the tech market.

Cisco’s current investments in this podium are around $200 million. Cisco reserved to invest 2/3 of their revenue in such opportunities to make it their way of giving back to the community.

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Prime Minister’s Youth Programme launch productive NJP

The government’s remarkable initiative National Job Programme (NJP) to be launched to create productive employment opportunities for youth.

Prime Minister’s Youth Programme launch productive NJP

Keeping in line, Usman Dar peculiar assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs embrace a meeting with a team of German Development Scheme GIZ to explore various path of collaboration for the development of a competent NJP.

National Job Programme (NJP) consists of vocational training of youth in preeminent of TVET institutes, and their placements in pertinent industries to encourage national economic growth.

Furthermore, youth trained in high-end technologies in the fields of construction, hospitality, artificial intelligence, e-mobility and robotics would also endow to seek jobs in the international markets.

GIZ would rank the existing TVET sector institutes in the country based on the quality of their training programmes agreed in the Youth affairs job programme meeting.

Prime Minister’s Youth Programme would enlist top ranking institutes to communicate skills training to youth for a more productive employment under its National Job Programme.

Usman Dar valued GIZ for their role in the development of TVET sector in Pakistan, and articulated hope to influence their expertise in the meadow for creating better employment opportunities for the youth.

 

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PCMA organized a workshop to address time management for industry

A training workshop organized by Pakistan Chemical Manufacturers Association (PCMA) at PCMA head office to address the concept of time management for the industrial sector in Pakistan.

PCMA organized a workshop to address time management for industry

The ultimate aim of this workshop is the notion of time management that is mandatory to be embrace as a pre-requisite of the industry to knob the increased cost of doing business in Pakistan. The training workshop would help members to reduce the cost of production with the increased productivity.

The speakers included Mr. Ahmad Lateef, an International Time Management Expert, Syed Iqbal Kidwai, Chief Operating Officer of PCMA and a number of the practitioners of Time Management.

Representatives from various chemical industries of Pakistan including Nimir Chemicals, CHT Pakistan, Dynea Pakistan Limited, Nimir Resins, Descon Oxychem, Nimir Industrial Pakistan, Pharmagen, and DIC Pakistan Ltd attended the workshop.

PCMA Secretary General and COO Iqbal Kidwai, informed that the concept of time management has become a fundamental need in the countries like Pakistan, who are behind competitive edge due to increased cost of industrial production.

Ahmad Latif Operation Management expert said that Time Management had come up as a science in the developed world to increase productivity and congregate production targets of the industry, which should also be learnt by the local industry in Pakistan.

A comprehensive presentation given by Ahmad to the practitioners of the workshop on concepts of how not to be late for any commitments “The Art of Never Being Late”, how to prioritize your work on daily basis by introducing Eisenhower Grid and Time Quadrants.

The main focus of his presentation was how to create long term visions and to sentinel all promises and commitments. During this training participants learn how to improve quality of work by focusing on task-on-hands by creating a road map to cope time and life.

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Careem to facilitate Pakistani expatriates & e-business

CEO Careem Pakistan, Junaid Iqbal, called on Zulfikar Bukhari, peculiar assistant to prime minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development to confer over the ever-growing online market place, facilitate Pakistani expatriates and the role of government to regularize e-business.

Careem to facilitate Pakistani expatriates & e-business

CEO Careem and Zulfikar Bukhari comply for the formation of a system to facilitate expats that are OPF cardholders. Bukhari said that ride hailing service careem should give discounts to expats when they use its services in Pakistan. The labor force coming back to Pakistan may also be trained and employed by Careem, he added.

The online payment system for remittances was also the list of items of the meeting. Junaid Iqbal proposed a new online payment system for remittance where the expats can deliberately endow their money in products and get a market attuned rate of return. He showed his commitment to facilitate expats in Pakistan in all domains.

CEO Junaid also apprises SAPM on the working of Careem and how it has faced problems in the domain of tax, route permits and licensing. Ride Hailing service go for collaboration with the government in order to be a productive employer and a tax contributor.

Zulfikar Bukhari said that the online business needs to be registered as an industry. Women are progressively more participating in online businesses and this can give them the opportunity to create more crop and services which ultimately will benefit the economy as whole.

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Sindh University & Dairy Science Park signs MoU over “CBMI”

University of Sindh vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat and Dairy Science Park  (DSP-Chief Patron Prof. Dr. Subhan Qureshi) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) entitled, “Collaborative Bio-risk Management Initiative (CBMI)” with a vision to guard public health through policy mediation at the vice chancellor’s office.

Sindh University & Dairy Science Park signs MoU over "CBMI"

Collaborative Bio-risk Management Initiative (CBMI) aimed at preventing and controlling bio-risk factors as well as generation of pathogens in animal, human and environment segments separately and in interaction.

Keeping in line the MoU, both the university of sindh and dairy science park targeting the two significant goals of  self-employment of youth and hygienic food production.

Sindh University and DSP would oblige through evaluating the bio-risk factors linked with commercial farming, transportation, slaughtering, processing and marketing of livestock, poultry and fisheries products and human health and veterinary clinical practices.

The project aims to build University of Sindh as a most important institution to make available assistance to other similar institutions on the implementation of bio-risk management curriculum, and to strengthen interdisciplinary linkages in bio-risk management.

In order to shield health of students, biomedical professionals (including laboratory staff and public and animal health workers) and local communities, the research projects would be launched; standards and regime guidelines for farming and processing units and service providers will be developed.

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