Tuesday, February 27, 2024

IT Ministry to launch Data Science, AI and Blockchain courses at Islamabad colleges

Pakistan’s Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training is starting the “High-Impact IT Training Institutes” initiative to introduce courses like Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Blockchain in the degree colleges of the federal capital.

As part of the initiative, the ministry will collaborate with numerous universities, the National Vocational and Technical Commission (NAVTCC), and federal degree colleges in Islamabad. NAVTCC will act as the funding agency for the program, according t =o the officials.

Distinguished institutions, including the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), National University of Modern Languages (NUML), COMSATS, and National Skills University (NSU) along with 16 federal degree colleges are collaborating for the establishment of these institutions.

This initiative aims to empower both graduates and undergraduates, allowing them to apply for comprehensive training and certification programs.

The primary goal of these training programs is to enhance employee ability in the rapidly evolving IT sectors. The duration of these courses would be six months. Each federal degree college will provide space and hardware to accommodate 200 to 300 students. This emphasizes the scale and commitment involved in enhancing IT education.

The Ministry acknowledged the dedication of collaborating institutions towards advancing education and fostering a technologically adept workforce, according to the sources.

“Together, we look forward to a future where these IT Training Institutes empower individuals and contribute significantly to the digital growth of our nation” the sources added.

The institutes will be established soon, to provide students a timely chance to learn cutting-edge Information Technology skills. NAVTCC will be responsible for ensuring financial backing for the successful implementation of these programs.

Strategically designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry, this initiative seeks to produce highly skilled professionals ready to make substantial contributions to the ever-changing IT landscape.

Salma Khan
Salma writes on topics ranging from education to technology to business. She can be reached at Twitter and Facebook.

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