May 12, 2022
Global Recruiting Company, Plus W, Was Selected for AOTS Endowed Seminar Business to Provide the seminar at Pakistan National Sciences & Technology
To hire work-ready Pakistani IT talents for Plus W, the Endowed Seminar will begin in May
We are pleased to announce that Plus W will be providing endowment seminars to Pakistan’s top university, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). Plus W (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Wakako Sakurai), the global recruiter and supporter of second job workers in Japan, was selected for an endowment seminar business conducted by the Association for Oversea Technical cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS).
As we accelerate business, we will provide opportunities for Pakistani IT engineers to show their talents
Since its inception of global recruitment in 2020, Plus W has been developing human resource and its peripheral businesses in diverse ways. As the birth rate declines and the population keeps aging, labor shortage is becoming a threatening social challenge and we feel the pressing needs of corporations for our services every day.
As the Covid pandemic accelerates digital transformation more than ever, Japan’s engineer shortage is especially looming larger, and hiring strong engineers has become a business hurdle to corporations regardless of industries. To respond to these needs of corporations, Plus W is focusing on strengthening its organization by hiring not only domestic but also oversea human resources. As one of the options for that aim, we have accepted the opportunity to train work-ready human resources in Pakistan through AOTS endowment seminar.
Pakistan is the rising advanced country in IT education with nearly 20,000 IT engineers graduating each year. They boast a large population compared to the rest of the world, with the average age in early 20s who are expected to bring further growth. Their official language is English which allows many of their human resources to be instruments not only in Pakistan but also globally.
Plus W has been already collaborating with Pakistan. With the help from the embassies from both countries recently, we signed on the memorandum of agreement toward establishing Japan Centre on the campus of Pakistan’s National University of Sciences & Technology (referred to as NUST). The Center will be set up in this coming May, and their various activities and information services will begin to be offered to students who are willing to work in Japan.
As these efforts were recognized, we were selected for AOTS’ endowed seminar business. Through the seminar, we will endeavor to train IT talents to be work-ready and hire them at Plus W. Also, Ms. Arooba Gillani, who is General Manager / Head of Placements at NUST, believes it will broaden students’ career opportunity for joining Plus W after graduating from NUST, and is looking forward to this efforts.
Summary of Endowed Seminar
Advanced technology contents focusing on AI, data science and IoT (10 times each)
- AI development course: Create web services using machine learning through visual recognition
- How to use AI course: How to plan the processes of digital transformation. How to resolve challenges in each process through machine learning
- Applied data science course: Work on exercises and learn data science skills
- IoT course: Learn the whole picture of IoT, practical skills and management methods
During above courses, we are planning to have workshops on current Japanese market, their state of digital transformation, and career designing.
National University of Sciences & Technology was established in 1991. It is a coed university with the main campus in the capital city, Islamabad. Currently, almost 18,000 students enrolled. This top-class university in Pakistan has many highly specialized schools and academic subjects in the field of technology.
National University of Sciences & Technology（NUST)
Name: National University of Sciences and Technology
President: Engr Javed Mahmood Bukhari
Location: Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
Upon selection, AOTS commented on Plus W
Plus W’s vision rings with ours - “Through training human resources, we plan to achieve the world where we live and grow together.” At the time when quality IT engineer shortage is facing Japan as a whole, the science and technology strategies or industry and technology vision of Japanese government focus on AI, data science and IoT which is essential to construct a digital society. Naturally, the government points out the importance of training workers who will support the technology’s development and building up.
Plus W’s endowed seminar matches the direction of the Japanese government’s strategies. Also, according to the report from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Pakistan’s unemployment among degree holders ages between 15 and 29 is steep 31% and hiring young generation is a huge agenda. We do hope the training through this seminar will lead into the creation of employment for young Pakistanis and help resolve the social problem in both countries.
Comment from Plus W’s overseas business manager, Hayashi, who will lead the start of the endowed seminar
According to the announcement of Ministry of Economy, trade and Industry, Japan will be short of 790,000 IT workers by 2030. Man-hunting is becoming more competitive globally. Pakistan is called Post India, holding more than 300,000 IT engineers who speak English as a native language. The world’s major corporations have already began securing their workers here. To prevent missing this trend, it is vital to set up a base in Pakistan now and start building connections with young local talents there. Compared to Europe and the USA, Japan is not well-known and there is a need to share the latest IT technologies and Japan’s charms and culture on a medium/long term to raise the recognition of value in Japanese employment. For now, we will aim to hire 15 engineers through 2022 endowed seminar, then raise the target to 100 hirings in total by 2025.
Plus W, Inc. Overseas Business Manager and Director of Japan Center
He will lead the hiring of Pakistani IT talents, preparing Japanese businesses for accepting these talents and follow-up. At Pakistan’s top university, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), he will serve as head of Japan Centre, linking Japanese businesses and Pakistani students and working to resolve IT engineer shortage in Japan.
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