Human Resource Development is imperative for the IT industry to position itself as an important player in the international IT market. A large pool of academically, as well as technically skilled IT manpower needs to be developed to meet the local and export needs. What steps do we need to take in this regard?
There are many knowledgeable and technically skilled resources available in Pakistan but there is no career growth and many IT companies waste the resources by not providing them technical support and trainings on latest technologies. Resources are not paid according to the effort they put in. Requiring the resources to work extra hours and not paying them is very common in most of the software houses. The promotions are not on merit. As a result, the skilled resources leave the country and prefer to work for foreign companies rather than local industry where they are paid well and treated well.
Provide online IT courses in Urdu. Showcase the number of jobs that are available to IT literate people which will encourage every person to develop their IT experience. Provide incentive to people so that they are encouraged to develop their IT skills.