USAID’s HESSA delegation led by Dr Aslam Chaudhry, Chief of Party-HESSA visited KIU, Gilgit this week. Vice Chancellor KIU, Dr Attaullah Shah along with senior KIU faculty and officials welcomed the delegation on campus. A detailed meeting was held with the VC and faculty that have participated in various HESSA training programs to discuss the second year progress, work planning for third year, mid-term project evaluation, and a way forward for university strategic planning.
Advancing the capacity of Pakistan’s higher education institutions
and systems to develop employable graduates.
Launched in 2021, the five-year project will increase the employability of the Pakistani workforce through trainings to improve Higher Education graduate capacity, relevance, adequacy, and inclusivity.
- The ecosystem drives excellence
- Quality is worth more than quantity
- Learn from indigenous models
- Create policy for performance
- Workforce development prepares good citizens
EXPECTED PROJECT OUTCOMES
- Improved HEI organizational performance based on strategic planning.
- Increased effective private sector partnerships and funding.
- Enhanced curriculum to demonstrably improve graduate employability, including needed soft skills.
- Expanded distance learning, financial aid, scholarship, and career pathways programs improving access for underserved populations and overall student success post-graduation.
This program is made possible by the support of the United States Government and the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of the University of Utah and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government.