HEC, ICCI to work to boost academia-industry linkages
STAFF REPORT ISB: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed to enhance industry-academia linkages.
HEC Executive Director Prof. Mansoor Akbar Kund and IICI President Shaban Khalid signed the MoU.
The ICCI and the HEC agreed to carry out joint research in academic institutes by setting up incubation and skill development centres to produce knowledgeable and skilled workforce according to needs of the market trends.
Under the agreement, the ICCI will help contribute financially for development a demand-driven curriculum for schools and universities.
The ICCI will also offer internships to the university students in the local industry as well as in the corporate sector.