LAHORE - The participants of a workshop has stressed the need for improved competitiveness in Pakistani job market by strengthening systems for workforce development. They said it during an interactive workshop entitled Private sector engagement for professional development in Pakistan jointly organized by USAID Pakistan Jobs Project in collaboration with, Voice Tel Tech (VTT) and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology here on Wednesday. Chief Guest President Central and North Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dr. Shahla Javed Akram presided over the proceedings. The faculty and carrier development center staff of COMSATS University, various senior and HR executives from the private sector and the students attended the event. The participating delegates focused to bridge the gap between the employer and skills in job markets as final skill set. The underlying focus of this project is to create an enabling environment in Pakistan job markets so that job seekers better prepare themselves in finding the right jobs as well as progressing in their respective fields. Todays workshop was part of a series of interventions under this umbrella focusing on getting all the stakeholders working on various fields in the job market on a single forum so as they can jointly voice their concern and collectively identify their needs and joint initiatives as per the job market requirements. It was told that the Pakistani higher education institutions in collaboration with Pakistan Jobs project and VTT were creating an eco system for improving the visibility of job seekers to the best companies in the job market.