President FCCI: skilled manpower is essential to modernize industries
President of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) Engineer Hafiz Ehtesham Javed has said that highly educated and skilled manpower is essential to modernize the industries.
This also requires concrete steps for viable links between industry and academic, he said during a meeting.
He said that Allah Almighty has blessed Pakistan with a wealth of manpower and the share of the youth of productive age in our total population is 45%. A large number of them are working abroad and remittance of billions of rupees to the country annually.
He said that at present there are more than 100 research institutes in Pakistan while about one lakh graduates are graduating from national universities every year but their practical role in industries is almost non-existent.
“Our educational institutions will have to produce skilled people according to the needs of the market so that the quality of products can also be improved,” he said.
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