To benefit the potential of the CPEC Special Economic Zones (SEZ), the Balochistan Government plans to pass on technical training to well-deserving young candidates.
The Government will train 6000 people in different fields to fulfill the skilled staff requirements for special economic zones of the province. The candidates will also be trained to achieve the practical skills required by the tourism sector.
Balochistan Government Official Liaquat Shahwani, while talking to APP said that the technical programs would be expanded further with new facilities in the coming years.
Liaquat Shahwani said that Balochistan is blessed with numerous natural resources, and opportunities for the youth could be created in mineral resources, etc. He hoped that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could be used successfully to promote youth employment.
Liaquat Shahwani said that the Government had reserved 500 seats for people with disabilities. The initiative will enable anyone with disabilities to learn skills from different fields and secure a bright future.
He also emphasized the need to improve the quality of academia by ensuring linkages with industry.
Opportunities for women:
The Balochistan government is ready to tackle the issue of unemployment head-on as they plan to establish Technical Education and Embroidery Centres for women in five districts of the province with an estimated cost of Rs 231.67 million.
The Government plans to focus on imparting entrepreneurship skills in young women along with financial assistance for transforming their start-up ideas into reality.
The Government official said that the seven centers would be established at Lasbella, Panjgoor, Awaran, Zhob, and Turbat districts.
The initial phase of the program will entertain 1,400 women of the province for a six-month training session to learn embroidery, tailoring, fruit/ dates processing, commercial cooking, and Information Technology.
The Balochistan Government will also award a special financial package to enable them to earn their livelihood on their own.