Tusdec aims to set up PIIA to promote skills

STAFF REPORT LHR: The Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) aims to set up the Pakistan Institute of Industrial Automation (PIIA) in order to render a training platform in the wake of shortage of skilled manpower in the local automation industry."The dearth of formally trained workforce for equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, installation and programming of equipment," said a company spokesperson.He said that the PIIA will not only act as an ordained

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Intel projects women skills in digital era

STAFF REPORT KHI: Intel Pakistan, in collaboration with the Karachi Press Club, has recently marked the International Women’s Day with women in media. The event titled Intel Celebrates Women’ was held at the Press Club and included a panel of leading women achievers, Jehan Ara, President P@SHA and Bolo Bhi, Nezihe Hussain, Owner, SWOT, Salma Jafri, Content Marketer, Social Media Trainer and Writer.The event focused on digital literacy, problem-solving and collaboration skills for

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NUST opens window to shine students skills

STAFF REPORT IBD: The NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) has taken the initiative to provide a platform to its students with the name of Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions (FICS). FICS is an inter SEECS competition that aims to encourage SEECS students to think innovatively, and get actively involved in social problems identification around them and developing solutions. We all live in an imperfect world.One of the things that make it imperfect is the day

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Workshops on biostatistical training improve skills

STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha has said that the biostatical training workshop will help improve skills and expertise of professionals to publish them in well reputed national as well as international journals.He expressed these remarks at the recently held three-week biostatical summer research camp on Developing Research Plan and Proposal. The research camp was organised under the Pak-US Science and Technology

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Nokia launches phone app to improve literacy skills

STAFF REPORT KHI: Nokia and UNESCO Pakistan have launched a basic literacy application eTaleem’ for Nokia phones, that allows people to easily access lessons for Urdu reading, phonetics, word synthesis, sentence making, and basic math.The application can be downloaded on most affordable Nokia S40 devices, says a press release issued here.The learning content to Nokia’s eTaleem app is based on UNESCO’s learning DVDs designed and tested in community learning centres across Pakistan. By

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US firm honours PTCL for best performances skills

STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has been honoured by the prestigious US-based Environment Systems Research Institute (ESRI) with the "ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award 2012" for its outstanding achievements and organizational performance in geographic information systems (GIS) and programmes."PTCL’s GIS programme stood out from amongst more than 100,000 others worldwide for its outstanding use of GIS technology in the existing network," said Founder and President ESRI, Jack

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