3,000 IT graduates to get internship: Anusha Rehman

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6 (APP):Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom Anusha Rehman Tuesday directed Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) to expedite process for placement of 3,000 young IT graduates for internship for the period of six months under PM’s Internship Programme 2016-17.

These interns will be placed at IT companies, IT Departments of Telecom Sectors companies, Banks and other such Organizations so the graduates develop skills to increase employability potentials.

She stated this while chairing the 34th meeting of the Board of Directors of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB).

Federal Secretary IT Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member HR Tahir Mushtaq, MD PSEB, Asim Shahryar Husain and representatives from PSHA and TDAP were also present in the meeting.

The Minister also directed MD PSEB to develop a new interactive web portal for internship program by incorporating necessary details of all IT companies registered with PSEB and ensure it is being updated on a regular basis.
The Board also reviewed the progress on the project of IT Park which is being carried out with the financial assistance of Korean Exim Bank.

Anusha directed PSEB to conclude signing the loan agreement with Korean authorities so that ground breaking ceremony of first state of the art IT park comprising of 45 acres land at Islamabad could be held at the earliest.

MD PSEB also informed the board that CMMI certification of the potential companies has been started and in first phase twenty one short-listed companies are being trained.

The Minister hailed this initiative by saying that this CMMI certification of potential IT companies will not only help them in their capacity building but also enhance their credibility in the eyes of foreign clients.

Moreover, it will be cost effective to use these local auditors for CMMI certification instead of using foreign auditors which are very expensive, the minister added.