Skill development needed to combat biosecurity threats





STAFF REPORT ISB: The fast pace of research in life sciences there is a need to develop skills of scientists and researchers to combat biological threats within the region by providing training on biosecurity, biosafety, pathogen surveillance, and infectious disease surveillance and disaster response.

This was the crux of the three-day Regional Workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Life Sciences Research hosted by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in collaboration with

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NAYS holds skill development seminar for researchers




National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS®), Pakistan in collaboration with Department of Biosciences, SZABIST Karachi organized one day seminar on "Young Researchers’ Skill Development" at Auditorium, SZABIST, Campus 90, Block 5, Clifton, Karachi. The target audience for the event was BS Biosciences (Undergraduate Students).

The program commenced according to the schedule at 10:00 AM with the recitation of Holy Quran. The Chairman, Department of Biosciences (SZABIST),

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NAVTTC starts second Youth Skill Development Programme


STAFF REPORT ISB: National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) has started the second episode of Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Programme with an aim to provide Skill Development Training to 25,000 Unemployed Youth (belonging from lower and middle class families) including 35% of girls. The training will be provided in Islamabad and will help to alleviate poverty by opening employment avenues.

The trainings encompasses 100 demand driven trades including

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AIOU introduces 5 new skill based agri courses


Staff Report ISB: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has taken step to introduce 5 new skilled-based academic courses in the discipline agricultural sciences in order to impart imperative skills tailored to industrial requirements in students of agriculture. The new proposed courses which have been conceived to be launched soon are commercial poultry, farming, construction of poultry farm, poultry processing marketing and value addition.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Shahid Siddiqui said that

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AIOU introduces 5 new skill based agri courses


Staff Report ISB: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has taken step to introduce 5 new skilled-based academic courses in the discipline agricultural sciences in order to impart imperative skills tailored to industrial requirements in students of agriculture.

The new proposed courses which have been conceived to be launched soon are commercial poultry, farming, construction of poultry farm, poultry processing marketing and value addition.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui said

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Govt to start agri skill programmes for youth




STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that the government would start skill training programmes for rural youth to bring them in agriculture mainstream. The programmes would be started for imparting them different training for using the modern innovative tools of cultivation to enhance agri-productivity for economic betterment of rural masses.

Addressing the Pakistan Agriculture Conference and Exhibition’ organized by

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Skill-based edu, tech training starts


STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of the Punjab has launched a one-year study programme in collaboration with the Virtual University (VU) of Pakistan and Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany, as part of pre-service training for technical and vocational education teachers. The programme will offer bachelors in education (BEd) qualification in technical education.The VU will be providing a learning management system offering an online self-learning experience.
The National Vocational

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NAYS-ASM organise skill contest for students




STAFF REPORT LHR: To address the current scientific issues, NAYS and the ASM have jointly organised a countrywide competition under the heading "National Science Communication Challenge (NSCC) 2014" to provide an opportunity to develop communication skills in young researchers.The challenge asked the university students to create a communication tool such as video, radio script or print advertisement in the form of brochures or poster.
The projects were submitted in both

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Textiles skill development programme soon


STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of Textile Industry will launch a Skill Development Programme for youth in near future. According to a report aired by the Radio Pakistan, about 120,000 men and women will be imparted training during next 5 years under the programme.The main objective of the training programme is to provide skilled workforce to textile industry and make it more competitive in the world market. he ministry would bear cost of the skill development programme including stipend to the

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NAYS holds workshop on skill development

STAFF REPORT FBD: The National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan and the Agrarian Society University of Agriculture Faisalabad in a collaborative effort has recently organized a "One-day workshop on young researchers’ skills development"at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.The workshop focused on important issues related to young researchers including, developing a research question, research paper and research proposal writing, plagiarism and bioethics, ways to

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TUSDEC inks deal with EU for skill development

STAFF REPORT LHR: The Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) has entered into a contract with the delegation to European Union to Pakistan seeking to train at least 12000 men and women from the vulnerable communities of KPK and FATA region."TUSDEC will be the implementing organization for the four years programme seeking a sustainable TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) sector reform in the tribal regions of KPK and FATA," said TUSDEC CEO Syed

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