ISLAMABAD, Dec. 12 – Sialkot University of Applied Engineering and Technology, to be constructed with the cost of Rs. 14 billion will be affiliated with Chinese renowned engineering universities, says a report carried by Gwadar Pro on Saturday.
It will provide skilled labor and technical training to meet the demands of the local industry.
The university will be built to foster innovation and promote new start-up companies with close linkages with the Chinese and Pakistani industries. Education cooperation and training youth for building manpower has always been one of the agendas for both Pakistan and China.
Under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Chinese infrastructure development teams have been already working for assistance and training of Pakistan’s manpower until they get properly trained to run those projects independently.
The biggest challenge for the government is to equip the youth with skills to meet the job requirement of the market. Each year, around 2.5 million people enter the local job market while the majority of them lack the basic necessary skills to meet the demands of the local industry.
Therefore technical collaboration with Chinese universities in this regard will be a great benefit for Pakistan not only in the successful completion of CPEC projects but also in providing skilled labor to increase its future exports.