The youthful population of Pakistan is one of its greatest assets. If provided quality training and skilled to be economically engaged they will significantly boost the national economy. However, inadequate skills and education of workers is often an obstacle to both domestic investments and FDI, and therefore limited job opportunities and consequent social ills. We must endeavor to create an eco-system that leads to provision of high quality skills training as required by industries in the various sectors of the economy. This will generate a virtuous cycle of investments, job opportunities, employment, tax collection/remittances, prosperity, and thereby more investment in skills training.
Syed Javed Hassan has over 30 years of experience in leadership roles both internationally and in Pakistan. He trained as a Civil Engineer at Imperial College London where he also did his Masters in transportation. He also has an MBA from London Business School.