The Pakistani universities and institutes are churning thousands of graduates every year. The public and the private sector has a limited capacity to absorb these young and talented people and to engage them in nation building activities. Inability to engage the youth leads to erosion of the knowledge gained over the years and to a state of procrastination and laziness. There are thousands of opportunities around us in Pakistan, however, the laid-back attitude, lack of courage and an entrepreneurial mindset does not allow these young people to appreciate and understand these entrepreneurial opportunities.
In the light of this, IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) initiated various workshops across Pakistan for faculty development in order to train them on an Entrepreneurial mindset. Presently, more than 500 faculty members throughout the country have been trained on how to teach the indigenous Entrepreneurship Plus (E+) model and many of them are contributing in innovative and creative ways to teach and promote entrepreneurship.
In continuation to this, IBA CED has planned to conduct a 2-days symposium in Faisalabad, which is designed for the Faculty members from various universities across this part of the country. Through this symposium, we aim to train the faculty on various pedagogical tools of developing an Entrepreneurial mindset through which they can further help the young students to discover their entrepreneurial talent.
The symposium will entail the following contents: