ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government would soon launch the National Youth Employment Exchange and a Mobile Application under the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme to ensure better employability of the trained workforce by connecting them with the employers through smart phones.
In a meeting with the Federal Minister for Federal Education & Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Monday, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar briefed him on about-to-be launched initiatives.
The meeting took place in order to discuss the need of imparting productive skills and developing entrepreneurship culture in the youth through Skills Development and Startup Pakistan initiatives.
Under the Skills Development project, 150,000 prospective trainees are planned to receive technical and vocational training in demand driven trades over a period of next two years. 50% of these trainings would focus on high–end labor sectors, whereas remaining 50% would target conventional vocational trainings in less privileged areas like Balochistan and FATA, ensuring about 75% employability of the trained youth.
Under the Startup Pakistan initiative, one million youth across all universities and 300 accredited TVET institutes would be targeted to create a national eco-system for entrepreneurship incubation for establishing self-sustaining venture start-ups as a driving engine for the national economy.
It was agreed in the meeting to carry on coordinated efforts to ensure effective training, and entrepreneurship development for better employability of youth both in the local and international markets.