ISLAMABAD (Adeeb Kakar): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has started a project to provide an opportunity to students and faculty members of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) to secure Certifications from world-renowned universities.

In this regard the HEC has launched a Digital Learning and Skills Enrichment Initiative (DLSEI) that will enhance learning capabilities and skills of students and faculty members of HEIs for their professional development.

According to the HEC officials, a verified certificate from a world-renowned through online platform can serve as proof for an employer that someone is abreast with cutting-edge tools and skills needed for a competitive career.

Innovation and technologies are the influential way to changing the skill workers need in today’s economy, the officials believe.

According to an estimate of the HEC, more than 85 million jobs are to be required by 2025. Contrary to the future demand, the governments are facing a significant talent-gap to support digital transformation efforts.

To provide the online courses to all students through world best online education provider, it would help students to provide in-demand skills and learning paths to new jobs for the entire workforce, with content from global thought leaders and experience implementing competitive national learning programs.

HEC urges university students, faculty members and alumni of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) to secure Certifications from world-renowned universities, in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the board. The HEC’s initiative is the first step in this direction.

It is strongly recommended that all HEIs may encourage faculty members to effectively utilize the courses available on Coursera to qualify at least one relevant course, the HEC further stated in the statement.

The Capacity building through MOOCS is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to strengthen the required skills that students and faculty members need to stay abreast of latest developments, according to the HEC.

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