IBA- BBSYDP Trains over 450 Underprivileged Youth in IT Field

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KARACHI, Jul 27 (APP): Institute of Business Administration with

the active support of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development program

(BBSYDP) has trained over 450 underprivileged youth in different

courses like web designing, web Development, Multimedia & Graphic

Designing, IT Entrepreneurship, Software Development and office

Automation.

In this regard IBA organized a certificates distribution ceremony

on Thursday at IS Auditorium in IBA City campus.

Provincial Minister of Education and Literacy Mr. Jam Mehtab

Hussain Dahar, Special Advisor to CM on Science & Information

Technology Dr. Sikandar Ali Shoro, Secretary BBSHRRDP Mr. Shariq

Ahmed, Dean and Director of IBA, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Director of

Information & Communication Technology, Mr. imran Batada and other

guests from IT sector participated in the event.

This year IBA also organized a symposium for the top rated

projects of the students who took different IT courses in which CIOs

and CEOs of different organizations took keen interest.

This helped the students to demonstrate their projects before the

industry experts and professionals which can result in better job

opportunities for them.

IBA developed a documentary which showcased the whole training

process as well as the efforts of trainers and students regarding the

entire 4 months program.

High achievers (top 3 students) from each class were invited on

stage where the Chief Guest Presented them their certificates and the

highest percentage holder from each class also received an electronic

tablet- which was the courtesy of the ceremony’s sponsors: commtel,

and DWP.

On the occasion, Mr. Imran Batada-Director ICT 7 CICT

congratulated all the students and also shared how they have been

successful in changing the mindset of the students as few of the

students came and were interested in joining IBA degree programs, a

few of them fot job, a few of them sold their final year

projects.Recently IBA has also hired one resource from this batch.

Speaking on the occasion provincial Minister of Education and

Literacy Mr. Mehtab Hussain Dahar said that this is indeed a great

initiative under the umbrella of Sindh Government’s Benazir Bhutto

Shaheed Youth Development program that was initiated in the year 2008

and has provided training and education to the youth of Sindh to

facilitate them for employment and curtail poverty.

The program aims to provide opportunities for short-term

employment and skill development to approximately 100,000 semi-

literate and educated unemployed youth in Sindh for a period varying

between 3 months to one year.

He said that his Government’s focus is on education and we are

glad that IBA centre of Information & Communication Technology has

come forward for this program and trained 450 plus students in this

batch alone.

He said that he was very excited to know that, not only students

have learned here but they also get internship and jobs.

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