Lahore: The well-known US-based e-lancing company, oDesk (www.odesk.com), has started its Apprentice Program at the Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT), to equip the online market place with more technical manpower. The program is directed towards IT students who are in their last of year of technical education.
PUCIT is one of the largest IT institutes of Pakistan and is known for the high quality of their students and graduates. The College holds the distinction of being the very first institute to participate in this Apprentice Program in house.
oDesk will carry out a two month training program for the final year students at PUCIT. Students will be trained about the online work environment and entrepreneurship. Students will be trained about business ethics, how to deal with international clients, and how to be competitive in the global marketplace. A part of this program will also help students to improve their business communication skills, particularly in the globalized IT world through the Internet.
PUCIT carried out an internal written test and created a merit list based on overall academics of applicants and their performance in the written test. Top candidates from the merit list were interviewed by oDesk’s Country Manager. During the first cycle, a total of 20 students have been selected. PUCIT will provide a well-equipped, state of the art computer laboratory to help these students get training and utilize their learning experiences on a practical map. oDesk has prepared a special course for these students approved by oDesk’s marketing and copyright departments.
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