November 8, 2021 – Systems Limited and the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST) Chiniot/Faisalabad Campus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for training and development of students to fulfill future talent needs.
This MoU envisions creating synergies between Systems Limited and FAST – Chiniot/Faisalabad by offering scholarships, training, certifications, and workshops held by Systems professionals to aid academic pursuits, enhance skills, and enrich the practical knowledge of university students. FAST Chiniot/Faisalabad Campus students will be offered internship opportunities and a chance to work with Systems Limited.
The objective of this MoU is to explore areas of mutual collaboration and cooperation between Systems Limited and FAST Chiniot/Faisalabad Campus to share knowledge and hold various academic collaborations for the students of FAST Chiniot/Faisalabad.
This collaboration will assist graduating students in multiple aspects and help bridge the gap between academia and industry by empowering them with tech-market exposure. Considering the current market trends and future industrial needs, it aims to work on curriculum enhancement through joint efforts of university faculty and Systems professionals. Academia-centered periodic newsletters will be shared to highlight the current and future challenges, achievements of Systems Limited, and promising scope in the tech landscape for students. Furthermore, final year students of FAST can also connect with the Systems’ professionals to get an industrial perspective for their Final Year Projects (FYPs).
The organization aims to strengthen the bond by designating SL Ambassadors at FAST to coordinate activities and events and talent hunt drives and organize industrial visits of faculty and students, and tech-based competitions to test and enhance the technical skills of the students. Alumni records will be maintained to offer relevant employment opportunities at Systems Limited, as well as facilitation in research, where necessary.
About the collaboration, Asif Peer, CEO at Systems Limited, expressed, “One of the major objectives of Systems Limited is to have a significant role in bringing academic excellence across the nation and enable the holistic development of all its students, members, and other stakeholders. At Systems Limited, we value the new generation who will bring a change in our industry and take it to newer heights. This collaboration will be a great learning ground for FAST students, to display how the IT industry works – and we will support them in every aspect. We hope to see this cooperation flourish to the brim and transform the IT industry through these graduates who will thrive in the IT sector in the future.”
Toima Asghar, CHRO at Systems Limited, also shed light on the occasion, “This MOU between Systems Limited and FAST Chiniot/Faisalabad is a major collaborative effort on the part of academia and industry, for sharing knowledge, skills, and resources to accomplish mutually compatible goals of training and development of students, innovation, and commercialization. Through these linkages, the university graduates will have exposure and experience of the practical workplace environment and knowledge of future industrial needs while industry will have access to trained professionals with the right knowledge, right skills, and right attitude”.
Dr. Shahzad Sarfraz, Director – FAST Chiniot/Faisalabad Campus, shared his vision at the moment, “FAST National University has a very strong focus on industrial – academia linkages and liaison in order to foster innovation and provide quality human resources to the industry. We are glad to be on board with Systems Limited and are looking forward to a very prosperous future for both organizations.”
Systems Limited is Pakistan’s global technology powerhouse that holds the distinction of being the country’s first-ever software services company. Since 1977, Systems Limited has stayed at the leading edge of innovation to deliver the promise of digital technology to a wide array of industry verticals both locally and internationally. The company’s key strategic partnerships with the world’s leading technology providers allow it to deliver unmatched technological capabilities that enable enterprises to drive and sustain long-term growth. With a long list of awards and achievements, including two back-to-back Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion accolades, Systems Limited has established itself as a true leader in technological innovation and Pakistan’s most decorated IT organization.
Systems Limited has maintained a continuous trajectory of growth this year with many awards & accolades that speak volumes about its accomplishments. The company won the first-ever LCCI President’s IT Award, earned a place among the global top 1% of Microsoft Technology Partners in their 2020/2021 Business Applications Inner Circle, and became Pakistan’s first IT company to reach Rs. 100 billion in market capitalization.