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    following piece of news may of use for potential IT workers from pakistan

    US IT job market wide open for Pakistanis
    F.P. Report
    Updated on 1/5/2001 9:44:39 AM

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    ISLAMABAD - There are ample job opportunities in the United States for Pakistanis with sixteen years of formal education and some IT training, a Pakistani-American expert said Thursday, regretting that the Pakistani youths missing on lucrative career openings owing to unawareness.

    In his lecture on “Job Opportunities in the field of IT in USA “ in the Auditorium of Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Dr. Khalid Nabi President ERP and Legacy, USA, found it incomprehensible why Pakistan was not rising to this opportunity of earning precious foreign exchange.

    Pakistanis occupy on 3 percent of the approximately 800,000 US IT jobs available under the Hi-B Visa quota, while Indians occupy 62 percent of the positions, and are expected to reach 80 percent in the next three years, he said.

    The problem, according to him, was that Pakistanis were generally unaware as to how to get a job in USA and how to get HI-B Visa.

    Candidates with the credentials of MBA, MS, BS (Engg.), MS (Engg.), MC and other relevant masters degree holders, having 16 years of formal education as a must, with some IT training and experience are eligible to apply for HI-B Visa through Inter-net USA, he said.

    Valuable IT qualifications in this connection are Windows NT/2000, Unix, Oracle, Ariba, 12-trade Matrix, Rhythm, Broad Vision, Commerce, JAVA, e-commerce.

    Dr. Perveen Liaquat, Dean, Faculty of Sciences said in her welcome address on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui said AIOU with the assistance of Atomic Energy Commission and Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) and some non-governmental organizations and laboratories had provided the middle and lower classes of the society with opportunities of education in every discipline of science at very low expenses.

    The university was no offering BCS (Bachelor of Computer Sciences), PGD (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Sciences) and MCS (Master in Computer Sciences), she said.

    The University plans to launch very soon a new program Bachelor in Information technology (BIT) and several short-term computer science programs.