On Thursday, the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) proclaimed that it has started accepting applications for the admission in the latest batch of the E-Rozgaar training program. The program intends to present digital skills and freelancing education to jobless youth with at least 16 years of education, free of charge.
The E-Rozgaar training program, which manages more than 32 training establishments in Punjab, has trained up to 28,000 students until now, with 54% of women who have helped in generating Rs. 2.4 billion in foreign exchange till now.
This is a joint venture between the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs to offer free training to youth and empower them to earn through freelancing as a serious profession.
The Punjab e-Rozgaar Program 2021 has founded 40 training centers in 36 districts across the province planning to produce over 10,000 freelancers annually.
For the latest batch, the following 3-months courses are being offered currently as part of the program:
- Content Marketing & Advertising
- Creative Design
In addition to it, the selection process for the E-Rozgaar program is, however, directed by the following criteria:
- Punjab province’s domicile
- A valid Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)
- Minimum 16 years of education
- Maximum age of 35 years.
The candidates can apply online at the online portal to participate in an online entrance test and to upload online attested documents at a later stage.
The E-Rozgaar training program, along with the National Freelance Training Program and the DigiSkills program, includes a nationwide effort by the government to establish a knowledge economy as another segment of the Digital Pakistan vision. Attempts to digitize the youngsters have already started producing positive results, with Pakistan’s IT exports all set to surpass the $2 billion mark in 2021, with predictions to reach $10 billion by 2030.