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IT Bootcamp by Softoo at FUSST

In April 2023, the Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), joined hands with SOFTOO, to equip Foundation University’s graduates with the latest IT industry skills (MERN Stack and AWS Cloud Solutions Architect) required to fill the shortage of skilled resources. To achieve the said purpose, ORIC, in collaboration with Softoo Bootcamps, conducted an IT Bootcamp for alumni of Foundation University Islamabad (FUI). Graduates of Dept. of Software Engineering from 2017-2022. It was a weekend program (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), started on April 07, 2023, and ended on June 25, 2023. PhD qualified trainers, having vast industry knowledge and expertise in the IT industry led the subject Bootcamp.

Followings were some key benefits of the program for FUI graduates:


·Free of cost

·Opportunity to learn most demanded industry skills

·Opportunity to be up skilled by the industry experts

·Hands on experience with real world scenarios and market needs

·Introduction to and interaction with Pakistan IT Industry Association (P@SHA) and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB)

·Inclusion/addition to P@SHA and PSEB’s Talent Directories for a better placement outreach

·Official TechLift Certificate


Mr. Saad A. Ansary, Project Manager, and Mr. Asif Javed, Manager Research Management, ORIC, were the focal persons and the lead coordinators from Softoo and FUI respectively.
125 FUI graduates registered for the bootcamp whereas 80 graduates showed up in the bootcamp, of which, 37 FUI students have successfully completed the courses. The top 5 performers from each course will be interviewed soon and shortlisted for internships at Softoo. Upon successful completion of internship, they will further be considered for permanent job placement at Softoo.
Mr. Syed Junaid Ahmad, Director & COO, graced the closing ceremony and distributed certificates among the students. He congratulated the students for completion of the courses and wished them good luck for their careers.  
In his closing remarks, Mr. Junaid thanked Foundation University for providing the platform to organize the subject Bootcamp and was hopeful for such collaborative efforts in future too. On behalf of FUI, Mr. Asif, presented FUI Shields and Souvenirs to Mr. Junaid, lead trainers and organizers of Softoo Bootcamp. 
FUI expresses heartfelt thanks to the trainers (Saad A. AnsaryAdeel AftabShahid Mahmud) and organizers (Haris ShafiHammad AliShadab AmanZain ul AbedinShiraz Khan) for the successful delivery of the bootcamp. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment have paved the way for brighter futures of brilliant minds of FUI fraternity and have positively impacted FUI graduates, empowering them to enhance their skills.


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The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), a project of Fauji Foundation was established under a federal charter in October 2002. The University's programmes of study have been duly accredited by Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC).