Employment opportunities and capacity building for youth (Pakistan Observer)

The Ziauddin University and INJAZ Pakistan partnered together to recognize the value of promoting advancement of the students of Ziauddin University. In this regard, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between both the organizations to boost up employment opportunities and capacity building for the youth.

The Ziauddin University and INJAZ Pakistan will work together to make collaborative efforts for workforce development in Karachi. INJAZ Pakistan will teach entrepreneurial and work readiness skills to Ziauddin University students of all disciplines which include: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Media Studies, Bio-Medical Engineering, Allied Sciences, Nursing, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and Physical Therapy through interactive training workshops facilitated through its trained volunteers.

The MoU was signed by Raza Abbas, Director Student Affairs, Ziauddin University and Uzma Khan, CEO, INJAZ Pakistan. The ceremony was attended by the Vice Chancellor, Ziauddin University, Professor Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui; Advisor to the Chancellor, Dr. Anwar Ejaz Baig; Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Ali Akbar Sial and other University and NGO officials.

While appreciating this signing ceremony Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor, Ziauddin University expresses his views that soft skills and counseling should be an essential component in our educational system in Pakistan.

Youth unemployment in Pakistan is on the rise, said Uzma Khan, CEO, INJAZ Pakistan. The results of various studies indicate that obtaining employment is amongst the biggest challenges faced by young people in our country. It was with this in mind that ‘Career Success and Work Readiness programs’ were developed. These programs focus on preparing students for the work place and helping them attain employment. We are excited to collaborate and are thankful to Ziauddin University for this opportunity.

Raza Abbas, Director Student Affairs, Ziauddin University, said that these capacity building workshops are the need of the time for the students’ much needed professional development enabling them to thrive in today’s competitive global world.