Academia and Industry appreciate Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority’s Internship Programme

Lahore, November 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): The students of higher education and Vice Chancellors of various Universities have widely appreciated SMEDA initiatives to facilitate final year’s students of the country having internship in SME sector. Engineer Sohail Lashari, President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mr. Mujahid Kamran, Vice Chancellor, University of Punjab have pledged the fullest support to SMEDA’s internship portal; to make it a success both for industry and academia.

Talking to CEO SMEDA Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera after lancing of the said portal, a large number of students have also expressed gratitude on the initiatives saying that SMEDA portal will save a lot of energy and time of the students that they have been wasting to seek internship in private and public sector organizations.

The students have started supplying their resume for internship and on the other hand the SME sector organizations have also started responding to the applicants positively.

CEO SMEDA disclosed that there were 1,489,093[1] students enrolled in higher education institutions in Pakistan, whereas, the number of students enrolled in technical and vocational institutions in Pakistan during 2010-11, was 314,188[2]. On the other hand, there are over 3.2 million SMEs and over 300 public sector organizations that require human resources for their growth and development. SMEDA internship portal will cater to the need of both sectors, he added.

CEO SMEDA has advised all offices of SMEDA across the country to get involved into the initiative to meet the target of helping over 100,000 students having internship in the industry.

The said internship portal of SMEDA was launched by Mr. Shafqat Hussain Naghmi, Federal Secretary Industries and Production the other day. The portal will be run as a ‘No Cost’ e-platform for Private and Public sector organization.

For more information, contact:
Liaqat Ali Gohar
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)
6th floor, LDA Plaza, Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: 111-111-456
Fax: (042) 6304926

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