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PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Roundtable on Skills for Employability in South Asia today

Lahore, May 28, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Indian National University of Education Planning and Administration (NUEPA) is arranging a Roundtable on “Skills for Employability in South Asia” on Tuesday (today) at its premises. The Round table will explore the current status of skills and identify the emerging demand for skills in South Asia, focusing on Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Associate Professor NUEPA Dr Aarti Srivastava, LCCI Vice President Saeeda Nazar and FICCI officials will give their respective point of view.

Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development of any country. Countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities of the world of work. Skill development has immense implication for labour market in general and inclusive growth in particular.

The skill that students need in order to best position them for employment opportunities in the 21st century economy will be identified. The discussion will also bring the stakeholders together for enhanced understanding of the procedures and processes of the system so that they can be addressed accordingly.

HR Managers from companies operating in diverse field such as IT, Banking, Insurance, Construction and Real Estate are likely to participate in the Roundtable and give their suggestions on how to bridge the gap between education and labor market.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Khalil
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 111 222 499
Fax: +92 42 636 8854

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