HEC, Profound Vision Japan launch web portal for Pakistan IT engineers.

ISLAMABAD -- The Higher Education Commission (HEC), in collaboration with Profound Vision Japan, formally launched Foreign IT Engineers (FiTE ), a recruitment web portal https://fite.jp, to bridge the ICT engineer gap between Pakistan and Japan.

In this connection, a ceremony titled 'Bridging the Gap in Japan for 800k ICT Engineers by 2030' was held at the HEC Secretariat here Wednesday. The ceremony was graced by Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed as the chief guest and was attended by CEO Profound Vision Nobou Shiobara, Former Ambassador of Pakistan to Japan Imtiaz Ahmed, Director General Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Kazu Yamaguchi and other dignitaries from Pakistani and Japanese business and commerce industry.

Profound Vision Co., Ltd., a leading company in the placement of skilled IT resources from Pakistan to Japan, initiated FiTE three years ago, realizing the need for importing ICT talent to meet the Japanese market requirements. According to Profound Vision, Japan needs around 800,000 IT engineers by 2030 to meet its market needs. FiTE is built with Pakistani technology specifically for the Japanese market. FiTE is the first bilingual system designed to bridge the ICT engineer gap between Pakistan and Japan.

In his remarks, Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed briefed the audience about the launch and its importance for the Pakistani engineers. He said that 163 out of 244 Pakistani universities offer IT-related programmes, adding that 108 universities offer Engineering programmes. He maintained that over 40,000 Pakistani students are currently graduating in IT.

The Chairman observed that Japan and Pakistan have a long history of relations, as Japan is among the first few countries that...

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