Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, in partnership with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), is taking a proactive approach to promoting youth skill development. The university is providing students of all genders with the chance to undergo free high-end professional training. This training will be made possible through the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme.
This initiative, known as Batch IV, covers seven trades. These trades include cutting-edge areas such as Mobile Application Development Android, System Development and Applications, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Digital Forensic & Cyber Security, Network Administrator, Game Development, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with an emphasis on Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Communication.
The selection of Sir Syed University for the fourth consecutive batch of this program underscores its exceptional performance and commitment to both academic and vocational excellence. During the program’s launch occasion. The VC of the university, Professor Doctor Vali Uddin, emphasized the significance of vocational training in driving economic development. Particularly for those Pakistani students who usually do not have reach to higher education. He also highlighted the university’s willingness to collaborate with government and private sector institutions. This collaboration leverages its strong industry connections to provide students with valuable internship and employment opportunities across various fields.
Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali said that this is a pride for our university that we become a great ally of NAVTTC. And, we acknowledged the current government’s ambition to offer valuable and free hi-tech courses to Pakistani students. He emphasized the importance of staying updated with modern trends and focusing on skills development to enhance employment prospects. Recognizing students as valuable assets and crucial resources for the country, he emphasized the need to nurture their skills.
The positive influence of enrolling in these courses, especially amidst economic and climate challenges, was underscored by Dr. Tahir Fattani, the Director of the Project. These courses not only contribute to economic growth but also foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation. Equipping individuals with cutting-edge technology skills allows them to tackle challenges such as climate change, data protection, and cyber security.
Similarly, these Hi-tech courses open up global work possibilities for Pakistani students. Moreover, it aids in the advancement of sustainable growth and the cultivation of a highly skilled workforce capable of successfully addressing economic and climate-related challenges.
The overwhelming response to the courses, with approximately 10,250 candidates applying for the seven trades, reflects the strong interest and recognition of the importance of acquiring skills in these advanced fields.
What is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) simulates human intelligence in machines. It involves developing algorithms for tasks that require human-like thinking. AI systems perceive the environment, understand language, reason, and learn. They process data, identify patterns, and make decisions.
AI has branches like machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision. It finds applications in healthcare, finance, transportation, and more. Tasks include speech recognition, image analysis, fraud detection, and medical diagnosis. AI continues to evolve with ongoing research and ethical considerations.
The Importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Pakistan:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a critical component of Pakistan’s development, with the potential to transform industries and societies. The adoption and integration of AI technologies can lead to increased efficiency, productivity, and economic growth. In Pakistan, AI holds significance in various areas:
E-commerce and Retail:
AI plays a significant role in Pakistan’s growing e-commerce sector. AI algorithms can analyze customer behavior and preferences to provide personalized product recommendations and targeted marketing campaigns. AI-powered chatbots can handle customer queries, provide product information, and facilitate seamless online shopping experiences.
Healthcare & Biotechnology:
The convergence of healthcare and biotechnology with AI paves the way for remarkable advancements. By leveraging AI applications, medical diagnostics can be enhanced, drug discovery can be expedited, and personalized treatment plans can be tailored. This transformative approach revolutionizes healthcare delivery, ultimately leading to enhanced patient outcomes.
When it comes to agriculture and food security, the utilization of AI-driven solutions presents a transformative opportunity. These solutions go beyond optimizing crop management, monitoring soil conditions, and predicting weather patterns. They also take on the complex challenges posed by climate change and water scarcity, working towards enhancing agricultural productivity and ultimately securing a stable food supply.
Economic Growth and Job Creation:
Automation of repetitive tasks through AI can stimulate economic growth, improve productivity, and create new jobs in emerging AI-related fields, fostering entrepreneurship.
Enhancing Education and Skill Development:
AI has the capacity to revolutionize education by personalizing the learning journey, offering tailored experiences, adaptive platforms, and automated assessment systems. Through these advancements, the quality of education can be significantly improved, while simultaneously ensuring wider accessibility to learning opportunities for individuals across diverse backgrounds.
Smart Cities and Infrastructure:
AI can integrate data from various sources to improve urban planning, traffic management, energy efficiency, and public safety, leading to the development of sustainable and resilient cities.
AI can strengthen cybersecurity defenses by detecting and mitigating threats in real-time, identifying vulnerabilities, and protecting critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks as digital systems become increasingly interconnected.
Governance and Public Services:
AI technologies can enhance government services, streamline administrative processes, improve decision-making, and combat corruption by utilizing data-driven insights.
By recognizing the importance of AI and providing free high-end professional training, Sir Syed University and the PM’s Youth Skill Development Programme are equipping Pakistani youth with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital era, contribute to the economy, and address pressing challenges.
How to apply for these high-end AI programs?
There are limited seats available for a certain opportunity. The age limit for applicants is between 18 and 40 years. During the interview, candidates are required to bring their educational documents and one photograph. The list of selected candidates will be uploaded on the website of Sir Syed University “www.ssuet.edu.pk” after the interview process.
Follow this process for online registration:
To register online, click on the NAVTTC link below:
Alternatively, you can also visit the following website: https://navttc.gov.pk/?fbclid=IwAR20HutQtPsQvi6E8iQDpCUKpH7cERH6t5E28lZidukppK6ugtK3g3-IRrw
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