With the announcement of 100,000+ free technology certifications for university students across Pakistan, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Microsoft signed the Education Transformation Agreement (ETA) in Pakistan.
The collaboration between Microsoft and HEC reimagines the educational landscape, empowers the next generation of students, and bridges the knowledge-to-employment gap.
Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, was the special guest.
Shaza Fatima, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Jibran Jamshed, Microsoft Country Lead, Dr. Shaista Sohail, Vice Chancellors, faculty, and students attended the ceremony.
Furthermore, hundreds of students and faculty members watched the ceremony live from their universities.
This academic alliance’s goal is to train the next generation in cutting-edge technologies such as Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Business Applications, Office Automation/Productivity Tools, and so on.
Through knowledge transfer workshops and training on trending Microsoft technologies, Microsoft will provide several services to all Higher Education Institutions in leveraging new technologies to make learning inclusive, personalized, and student-centric.
The launch of this year’s highly acclaimed Imagine Cup Initiative was also announced at the event.
All HEC students have been invited to register on its website and submit their innovative technology ideas for a chance to win USD 100,000, a global trophy, and a mentoring session with Microsoft’s CEO himself.
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