NIDA (National Institute of Design & Analysis), a subsidiary of TUSDEC (Technology Upgradation and Skill Development), has joined hands with PIRT (Professional Institute for Research & Training) through an MoU to promote technical and professional education and training for industrial proliferation and economic melioration. The MoU binds both organizations to facilitate one another in pursuing joint programmes to magnify the accessibility, quality and service delivery of technical & professional education and training through inducting contemporary technology and pertinent skills among diverse industrial sectors. The association will conduct and organize training programmes in diverse technical areas including Advanced Construction Materials, Building Materials & Construction, Environmental Impact Assessment, Structural Analysis Program, ETABS & SAEF and TQM etc. to abridge the dearth of adroit and technically adept manpower for technological proliferation. According to a company spokesperson, joint training programmes and research activities would be conducted to bootstrap the industry in amplifying its productivity and competitiveness for an economic leapfrog. Both organization will deploy their available resources and coordinate their efforts for the promotion of technical and professional education. The parties will also collaboratively pursue the publications and market the service portfolios for image building among diverse stakeholders. Institutional collaborations serves concrete grounds for sustainable economic growth and NIDA-PIRT collaboration is oriented towards efficacious service delivery and hyperbolic outreach by consolidating learning, knowledge sharing, capacity building, quality and cost effectiveness, according to the company source. He further shared that the association is intended to ensure joint programmes, their curricula and pedagogy are consistent with market demands to transform the rich human capital into productive workforce participating in national development. TUSDEC is presently effectuating various interventions of skill development through accumulating national and donor endorsements for adept and adroit workforce development and this MoU will help the company in a seamless and more precise contemplation and implementation of the programmes. Mr. Basit Maqsood Abbasi, CEO TUSDEC and Mr. Shahid Warsi, CEO PIRT inked the MoU in Lahore at an amiable gathering held at TUSDEC office.