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Training of Engineers for Employment in Private Sector

SIDA Capacity Development Program


Overall Goal

Increase the marketability and employability of Engineers of Sindh in both private and public sector.

Many of the engineering students find some courses, including design, technology and practically oriented courses, difficult for several reasons. During their educational phase, most of the instructors lack the necessary practical experience to relate fundamentals to practice and to give real life examples.

As a result, the students cannot relate theory with practice and apply their knowledge to resolve practical problems. Similarly, shortage of computers and latest engineering software used in the industry is a significant problem when trying to integrate practical teaching to a specific course. Some universities cannot set up laboratories because of the shortage of funding and the lack of specialized technicians. These inadequacies result in students’ understanding of engineering fundamentals only from theoretical perspective. And, as a result, newly graduate engineers struggle a lot in their job hunting, while employers find it equally difficult to hire right workforce for them.

Therefore, there is an increasing need to create opportunities of crafted short courses and practical leaning avenues for newly graduate engineers to rightly equip them as per the demands of industry skilled workforce and help country overcome the challenges of mounting unemployment especially in Pakistani youth.

A. Potential Training, Development, Internships Programs 2%
B. Distance Learning Programs for Development of Engineers00%
C. Short Courses & Trainings for Different Engineering Disciplines3%
D. Graduates Professional Upliftment Program2%
E. Entrepreneurial & Start-up Funding Seeking Avenues for Graduates0%
F. Overseas Employment Opportunities through Skilled Workforce 0%
G. Institutional Capacity Strengthening of Irrigation department Staff4%
H. Post Covid 19 specific Training for Engineers 0%

Short Courses


Professional Courses


Hours Of Online Training


Skill Development Programs


Capacity-building Services

In-House Trainings

Highly in-demand technical Short Courses, Professional Certifications, Latest Technical Software platforms Training opportunities for Engineering Graduates

Hands-on Training

Laboratory teaching assumes that first-hand experience in observation and manipulation of the materials of science is superior to other methods of developing understanding.

Field Centric Trainings

Geo-Techinal , Topographical and Sensors Based Surveys Technical Training opportunities for Engineering Graduates

Skill Development Trainings

The process of identifying your skill gaps and developing and honing these skills. It is important because your skills determine your ability to execute your plans with success.

Virtual Training Sessions

Online distance learning providers are the latest technical skills in demand by engineering industries in Pakistan by engineering industries in Pakistan.

On-Demand Videos

More than 1,463 hours of highly field skilled faculty Members videos


Training Portfolio

  • All
  • Hydraulic Structures Desiging
  • Surveying & Leveling

Hydraulic Structures Desiging

Hydraulic Structures Desiging

Hydraulic Structures Desiging

Hydraulic Structures Desiging

Hydraulic Structures Desiging

Hydraulic Structures Desiging

Surveying & Leveling

Surveying & Leveling

Surveying & Leveling

Surveying & Leveling

Surveying & Leveling

Surveying & Leveling

Traning Categories

Potential Training, Development, Internships Programs

200 young engineers will be linked with different organizations and departments. The component will be providing monthly stipend to each intern (maximum three months)

Avenues for increasing engineering job opportunities for Engineers may include formal or informal retraining by employers, joint government-employer, joint autonomous and socially responsible organization-employer programs, government-employer-university training schemes, soft courses to undergraduates from universities, and post-graduate diploma courses to students.
It is vital to ensure that engineering discipline-wise training needs are defined and implemented for right candidates in their respective job industry.

Short Courses

More than 499 professional engineers will be covered each year for training/certification. This will include both online and in place training and certification. In two years, approx 999+ young professional engineers will be covered under this component

The practical training has many benefits to engineering students including familiarizing them with applied engineering work, improving the performance of the students by connecting theory to practice, and equipping them with the necessary skills so that they would be ready for the job, when they graduate out of the educational institutions. After completing the practical training, the industry can also provide feedback, which can reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the students and can lead to refining the material taught and improving the post-graduate trainings in the future. Finally, this type of collaboration can play a major role in reinforcing the relation between the industry and the academic institutions.

Distance Learning Programs

Each year 250 professional engineers will be covered, and 500 engineers will be enhancing their skills under this component.

The emergence of the digital technologies and their penetration into all levels of education has challenged higher education institutions to redefine their teaching and research practices and to redesign their organizational infrastructures. The digital technologies are applied in higher education institutions in teaching/learning processes for a variety of purposes: information retrieval from various resources; simulations and multi-media presentations; communication with instructors in- and after classes; communication amongst students; drilling exercises and sample tests; class administration, etc.

Overseas Employment Opportunities through Skilled Workforce

Overseas employment is playing a vital role in reducing the pressure of un-employment at home, besides being a major means of earning foreign exchange in the shape of overseas workers' remittances. Overseas employment is thus, serving as the mainstay for the national economy, by providing much needed financial outlay for debt servicing, imports bill, alleviation of poverty, development projects and economic activities. Pakistan has major employment of its workforce in the Middle East, and they are either facilitated by Bureau of Emigration and Skilled employment (BEOE), or directly employed by the private employers.

Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) also helps promote emigration of Pakistani manpower for employment abroad, provides competent, reliable and cost-effective human resource to International Labour Market (ILM), assists foreign recruiters in recruitment of Pakistani Manpower against specific demands, facilitate Pakistani job seekers in employment abroad by providing exploitation free environment, and arranges pre-departure training of manpower against specific demand, where necessary, in order to ensure smooth and swift travel arrangements for selectees.

Covid 19 specific Training for Engineers

job skills that are likely to be in high demand in a post-coronavirus world According to Forbes’ technical writer Bernard Marr.

There will be COVID-19 job fallout for engineers, but the effects will be temporary. More engineers will be needed than ever before when the world returns to a semblance of normalcy The tomorrow’s engineers will need the soft skills the ability to communicate with others, that go along with working in these engineering environments. The Society of Human Resource Management’s “2019 State of the Workplace” report ranks the top six skills missing in today’s job applications. The three technical skills are (i) trade skills (plumbing, carpentry, technicians), (ii) data analysis/data science and (iii) Science/Engineering/Medial in general. Whereas the three missing soft skills are (i) problem solving/critical thinking/innovative, (ii) ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity and (iii) communication. So, it is important that for the Engineers the soft skills are necessary that has been mentioned above along with the technical skills of data analysis/ data science.


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