Gaper.io launched its training as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative, in partnership with the local state and city governments. Now Gaper has joined hands with Generation, a global employment non-profit that works through licensee Foundation for Youth Employment Pakistan (FYEP), to recruit, train, support, and place people into Full Stack Developer roles that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. The program targets recent computer science graduates or final year students, as well as industry professionals who wish to enter a more demanding segment of the software industry.
“We are seeing a growing demand for software developers ….as the post-pandemic world emerges, there is a need to find ways to re-introduce people back into the economy and software development is a skill that’s promising” Mustafa Najoom, Growth Director at Gaper.
The program will provide a comprehensive 14-week boot camp that will train and graduate new full stack-developers to market competitive levels starting January 2021. The aim is to empower local communities with greater economic opportunities and to bridge the gap between developers and companies that aim to hire them.
”Generation runs successful software employment programs for Tech roles across several countries, and we aim to work with Gaper.io to launch a program that meets Pakistan’s requirements. We are excited to deploy our global expertise to help the software industry expand its growth exponentially and create an impact across all segments of the economy”, Gauher Aftab, CEO FYEP.
Generation brings a proven approach to developing profession-specific, practicum-based curricula that integrates technical skills with the behavioral skills and mindsets required for success in a role. Globally, the organization has more than 38,000 graduates across. 14 countries, with 86% placed in jobs within 3 months of the program—in Pakistan, this will be the third professional program FYEP has launched since 2018.
According to Ahmed Muzammil, Director of technology development “We felt like there was a huge responsibility on our part to give back to the community; at Gaper we want to challenge the way the technology market in Pakistan is perceived globally”
The full-stack developer program includes one-on-one mentoring and feedback sessions, practical applications, and industry placement. There is a shortage of full-stack developers especially with the increase in tech startups and with businesses realizing the importance of software development to put them on the map, hence the increased demand. At the same time, there is a huge need among workers for new jobs due to layoffs amidst the pandemic.
Gaper helps companies and startups hire the top 1% software engineers. With the onset of the era of remote work, Gaper makes it easy and hassle-free to hire developers from across the globe.
Generation is an independent non-profit organization founded by McKinsey that transforms education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible.