The start of National Freelancing Convention 2017 witnessed the official launch of the e-rozgaar program, a platform provided to the youth to where they can learn to market their potential.
At the launch today, Sajid Latif, Director General (e-Governance) while talking to MORE revealed that the government plans to train 10,000 individuals in the first year. During the training program, candidates can learn how to become a freelancer and how to cash in the opportunities presented to a freelancer.
40 e-rozgaar centers will be established in 36 districts in Punjab, where the graduates selected on merit will be trained. The first preference of these centers is the local university, and if there’s none in that area, then degree colleges would be the second choice.
PITB in partnership with Youth Affairs, Sports, Archeology, and Tourism (YASAT) will provide the fixtures for the e-rozgaar labs. The centers will also have special teachers that will help the graduates through a specially designed curriculum of freelancing. The program already has experienced a tremendous response as for 10,000 seats,
The program already has experienced a tremendous response as for 10,000 seats, 33,105 young graduates applied. Around Rs. 560 million has been allocated for the e-rozgaar program by the Punjab government.