Freelancing through e-rozgar program

has experienced a tremendous response to the joint project of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Youth Affairs, Sports, Archeology, and Tourism (YASAT) received 33,105 applications from young graduates.

The program aimed at training graduated individuals to earn money from home saw applications from 16 Ph.D., 1794 MPhil, 15574 Masters, 151,143 graduates and 578 B.Tech(Honors) individuals. Among all the applicants for the e-rozgar program, 71.9% (23,815) were male whereas 28.1% (9290) applicants were female.

The district wise data showed that most of the applications were from Lahore where 3255 people applied for the e-rozgar scheme, followed Faisalabad 3255, Multan 2248, Rawalpindi 2023, Bahawalpur 1430, Gujranwala 1268, Sargodha 1222 and Rahim Yar Khan 1026 applications.

E-rozgar program was launched as a replacement for Youth Internship Program last year. Dr. Umar Saif, Chairman PITB then revealed that this program aims to train as many as ten thousand young people up to June of 2017 in the first phase of the program.

The program includes three-course tracks; technical, non-technical and creative designing under which people can choose their desired course. Out of 33,105 applicants, candidates will be selected on merit where they will be given three months training for freelance self-employment at 40 different training centers.

The first phase of the program will include 10,000 candidates that will be trained in three different batches in the course of one year. They will be trained in various training centers established in eleven universities of Punjab whereafter they would be able to generate around Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month while working from home.


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