Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) plans to impart IT training to 4000 youth through e-Rozgaar program which was launched by the government of Punjab last year.
This information was relayed by Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Chairperson TEVTA while addressing a meeting of TEVTA officials in Lahore on Monday.
The first phase of the initiative includes imparting training in two different sectors of graphics designing and technical in three cities of Punjab including Lahore and Faisalabad. Around 600 youth belonging to the three cities will be able to participate in the e-Rozgaar program.
The classes for the IT training will commence from the second week of February
Shahbaz Shareef, Chief Minister of Punjab inaugurated the e-Rozgaar program last year at the first National Freelancing Convention. The program aims to teach the Pakistani youth about different IT skills that they can utilize to dive further into the freelancing market of the country.
Unemployment is one of the plagues that are haunting the educated youth of this country and with the e-Rozgaar program, they can learn to market their potential. Sajid Latif, Director General (e-Governance) revealed last year that around Rs. 560 million has been allocated for the e-Rozgaar program by the Punjab government.
We hope that this program, unlike many other initiatives, actually bore fruit for the youth of this country.