200,000 young people have applied to be a part of PM’s Hunarmand Pakistan Programme so far
The Prime Minister's ambitious programme is aimed at skill development and capacity building of youth.
More than 200,000 young people across Pakistan have applied for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ambitious Hunarmand Pakistan Programme. The program was launched by the government last month and is aimed at the youths’ skill development and capacity building.
According to an official of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, the interviews of applicants are being conducted at 500 technical and vocational training institutions. The government has allocated 30 billion rupees for the ‘Hunarmand Pakistan’ program.
Here are the salient features of Prime Minister’s ‘Hunarmand Jawan’ program:
- Development & adjustment of 200 Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) qualifications.
- International Approval of 50 Pakistani TVET Institutes and the starting of Joint Degree Programs with well-known international TVET institutes.
- Expanding the National Job Portal and strengthening NAVTTC’s National Skill Information System (NSIS).4. Establishing 100 Smart Tech labs across the country for learning programs in the Technical & Vocational Education and Training Sector, including the introduction of soft skills, virtual skill development, and Business & IT.5. Establishing ten destination-specific facilitation centers in 10 cities across Pakistan with subsequent out flux .of Pakistanis in international markets.
6. The building of 70 new labs/workshops in Madrassas for skill development.
7. Skill Development Program for 50,000 young people belonging to less-developed areas.
8. Skill development training of 50,000 youth in high-end/high-tech technologies in renowned universities & state of the art TVET institutes of Pakistan.
9. Apprenticeship training of 25,000 youth in the industry under the Apprenticeship Act 2018, in partnership with provincial TEVTAs.
10. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of 100,000 youth to verify informally acquired skills in Pakistan and abroad, along with training of 8,000 Assessors.
11. Establishing of National Accreditation Council at ICT.
12. Accreditation of 2,000 TVET institutes across Pakistan.
13. Transfer of Technology through Foreign Training of 500 TVET teachers in Technologically Advanced Countries and In-country Technical Training of 2,000 TVET Teachers.
14. Starting 50 Business Incubation Centers for promotion of entrepreneurship and self-employment.
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