Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) endorsed on Monday to increase the size of the Prime Minister’s internship program to introduce internship opportunities, facilitating three thousand IT graduates with 30% female annually.
The move was taken during PSEB’s Board of Director’s meeting under the chairmanship of Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman in Islamabad. On this occasion, Azmat Ali Ranjha, MD PSEB, Asim Shahryar Hussain, Chairman PTA Dr Ismail Shah, Federal Secretary IT, Member Telecom Mudassar Hussain, Member HR Tahir Mushtaq, Chairman at PASHA Syed Ahmed and representatives from TDAP were also there and attended the meeting.
Just before the meeting, Anusha Rehman told the correspondent PSEB is providing 400 internships at the moment to young graduates. She said that it has been suggested to enhance the internship to ten thousand for each year to create ace young people to tackle unemployment in the country. While complying with the offer, PSEB endorsed the internships for 3,000 students only.
As stated the IT Ministry spokesperson, the proposed interns would be provided at IT companies, IT Departments of Telecom Sectors companies, Banks and other Such Organizations and the duration of the Internship will be 6 months.
Meanwhile, the minister ordered MD PSEB to develop a new interactive website to highlight the benefits of financing in Pakistan’s IT industry by associating essential details of all IT companies which are registered with PSEB and that it should be regularly updated.