University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore & its Endeavors!
The University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (UET Lahore) is the oldest and one of the most selective engineering institutions in Pakistan specializing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. In spite of surviving the educational revolutionary trends, In 2002, UET established KICS (Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science) to bring about the Information Technology (IT) revolution in Pakistan which was actually the first initiative towards the IT field as it is the main driver behind innovation, and without innovations, the globe will not survive because it itself is the wave of the future.
The challenge was to build a knowledge-driven economy for conducting research & development activities in the fields of Computer Science and IT. To float a boat, the National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI, KICS-UET) was designed to become the leading hub of innovation, scientific research, and training in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its closely affiliated fields.
Basically, KICS provides services in the field of communication technology, AI technology, Software systems, and power system. It not only provides assistance but also upskills the UETians and outsiders without any age limit under the umbrella of Technitute with the motive to explore the hidden talents in trainees and to provide expertise in the respective techs.
As everyone knows children learn to solve difficulties when they go through the hurdles in interactive websites and games by working their way through them to reach the next level. They become increasingly skilled at this just by using the devices; they learn how to fix issues like connection problems and can even create new devices by employing various IT technologies.
Technitute and Kids Technical Training
Since technology helps children become independent learners more quickly. Technitute has launched a hands-on training initiative named “Kids Technical Training Program” for youngsters. The central aim is to give children compelling Virtual and Augmented Reality instructional sessions that will enhance their learning through VR-based coding experiences and to engage them in technical learning by doing multiple tasks and courses that are being designed for them to bring out the inner skills that will definitely motivate them to move forward with confidence from their early stage of life. This program comprises the following courses; game design, web development, graphic designing, introduction to programming, science and engineering, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Microsoft office.
Technitute prefers a positive learning environment which is one of the most critical components of a skill-based education workplace. Students feel secure both emotionally and physically. They see the study hall as a place where they are free to be who they are and freely express their thoughts. Regardless of other characteristics like ability, gender, ethnicity, or religion, students are aware of their importance and respect. High expectations are set for all students, and they are given the support they need to meet those expectations. Teachers get to know each student and make use of their understanding to design meaningful experiences. There is a positive rapport (relationship) between the teacher and students and among the students themselves in the class. Each course lasts for six weeks, with three hours per session and since 2019, over 250 children have received certificates through the Kids Training program.
Do people like Technitute?
There’s this saying that “better parenting comes from mindset training”. Although the only challenge instructors face is convincing Parents that learning is going to be worth it and that IT IS OKAY to bring their child to university to learn technical courses. Yes, as of now, Technitute is successful in training parents as well. Glad that this program clears away all objections and misconceptions of Parents.
Satisfaction of stakeholders:
As an individual, I would appreciate these remarkable steps. Surely a WOW moves towards a better future for Pakistan. WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?
You’ll get my point if I say kids are the future and the future is in our hands, so yeah!
But when it comes to the comparison of Pakistan with the successful countries there’s a noticeable gap as they focus on practical learning rather than theory solely. The current status of education in our society is typically called the “rattan system” and this is embarrassing that this fact is true. At least I’m contented that Technitute has taken an initiative to make youngsters learn technical courses practically instead of readouts. Also, I’m personally convinced that students’ confidence automatically boosts when they’re coming to learn along with university-level students ahead of time. I must say Pakistan needs such leads and mentors to bless the country with the best of the best future. Thank you!