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  • Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) and Center for Energy Research and Development (CERAD), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore has been conducting Solar Photovoltaic Installation and Pumping Training for the underprivileged youth of Punjab with association of Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) since December 2014. Course is consisted of three months duration delivering extensive theoretical as well as practical training to youth of Punjab. A number of new courses have started with the help of NAVTTC in the field of Renewable, Telecom and Networking Technologies.  

    To award certificates to the successful trainees and Welcome to newly admitted students of NAVTTC Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science organized a certificate distribution ceremony. Mr. Liaqat Ali Iqbal, Additional Secretary Energy Department Govt. of Punjab, Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Vice Chancellor of UET Lahore and Mou Xiaofeng (Key Account Manager) – ZTE graced the occasion as honorable guests.

    The event started with the recitation of Holy Quran. Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood Director KICS-CERAD UET welcomed the guests, instructors and students, and briefed them about the trainings conducted at the KICS and CERAD UET. He highlighted the importance of such training in the current environment of energy deficiency in the country. The successful batches in the past have seen absorbed in the industry already. 

    Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid Vice Chancellor of UET Lahore appreciated the effort of KICS in fostering culture of R&D and trainings. He also stressed on the importance of creating skilled labour to eliminate joblessness and energy crises as a whole. He also added that these kind of courses not only enable students to get jobs but also provide them an opportunity to become entrepreneur.

    Mr. Liaqat Ali Iqbal said that the UET, Lahore has always played a vital role in the field of technology dissemination and training of young individuals for their brighter future. He appreciated the help received from KICS-CERAD team in various Government Projects. He also expressed his views about technology gap and encourages the students to fill this gap by attending professional trainings. 

    Mr. Mou Xiaofeng also appreciated work of UET as largest public university. He excitedly admits the friendship of Pak-China in various domains and shared his pleasant experience working with Pakistan Government.

    Afterwards the guests distributed certificates to Organizers, Instructors and the successful students. 

    Director KICS-CERAD Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood thanked the honorable dignitaries for attending the event.