FJWU Organized a Skill Gap Focus Group Discussion

The Department of Public Administration, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organized a Skill Gap Focus Group Discussion.  The objective of this discussion was to identify the skill gap between employers’ expectations and department’s vision and to understand skill demand of the job market.

Dr. Shaheryar Naveed, Assistant Professor from the Department of Public Administration moderated the session. The participants of the discussions were potential employers of Public Administration department i.e. United Bank Limited, NADRA, Ministry of Finance, Higher Education Commission, Immentia (Pvt) Ltd, HR consultants (Pvt) Ltd, Mobilink Microfinance Bank, The Cantt High School, Meezan Bank.      

While discussing the activities department needs to indulge for student development. the participants suggested to introduce courses on Advance IT skills, Trainings on MS-Office, Workshops on CV writing, frequent Corporate Day outs or Visits, guest lectures from field experts and courses on personality development. Industry experts also suggested establishing career counseling office for final semester students in the university. It will help students to better understand their interest areas and job market demands.

At the end, potential employers also discussed, how being a part of industry they can still contribute in the student development. Internship opportunities, Trainings, Skill Based Workshops, collaboration research projects, Seminars, Conferences were promised by them.

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