Title

An investigation into the skills gap in the software industry of Pakistan

Abstract/Description

Software Industry workers require an adequate skill set to gain maximum output from the effective use of technology. The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of actual and desired software developer, jobs skill set. Survey methodology will be used to obtain reports of actual skill level and those desired to define common dimensions of the software developer skill set. Anticipated results will add to the existing body of IT job skills knowledge and may provide practice with job development and career planning guidance. We also intend to propose a skill standard for the software industry of Pakistan that meets the requirements of the local market as well as satisfy the international standards being practiced worldwide.

Location

Crystal Ball Room A, Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi, Pakistan

Session Theme

Poster Session B: Localization [LOC]

Session Type

Other

Session Chair

Dr. Habib and Dr. Fateh Malik

Start Date

28-8-2005 3:30 PM

End Date

28-8-2005 3:50 PM

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Aug 28th, 3:30 PM Aug 28th, 3:50 PM

An investigation into the skills gap in the software industry of Pakistan

Crystal Ball Room A, Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi, Pakistan

Software Industry workers require an adequate skill set to gain maximum output from the effective use of technology. The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of actual and desired software developer, jobs skill set. Survey methodology will be used to obtain reports of actual skill level and those desired to define common dimensions of the software developer skill set. Anticipated results will add to the existing body of IT job skills knowledge and may provide practice with job development and career planning guidance. We also intend to propose a skill standard for the software industry of Pakistan that meets the requirements of the local market as well as satisfy the international standards being practiced worldwide.