ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on tomorrow will launch “Hunarmand Pakistan” program.
The PM Imran on Wednesday chaired huddle regarding welfare of the youth of the country wherein Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood and PM special assistant on youth affairs Usman Dar along with other high level officials were in attendance.
The PM approved “Hunarmand Pakistan” program while the premier will inaugurate the program on tomorrow for which a whopping amount of Rs 20 billion has been allocated.
The Project titled “Hunarmand Pakistan” (Skilled Pakistan) will be executed by National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), under which more than 170,000 Pakistan youth will directly benefit from skill training and certification.
Along with traditional trades, training in high-tech technologies (artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, etc.) is being offered for the first time in the history of the country.
The program includes development & standardization of 200 technical & vocational education & training (TVET) qualifications (through certification) and international accreditation of 50 Pakistani TVET institutes.
Initiation of Joint Degree Programs with reputed international TVET Institutes is also being envisaged. Under the “Hunarmand Jawan” (Skilled Youth) program, smart classrooms will be established for distance learning, and technical and vocational training facilities will be created in Madrassas.
Business Incubation Centres (BICs) will also be established to develop entrepreneurial skills in youth, and National Youth Exchange will be established to facilitate youth in accessing latest job opportunities and skills acquired in the informal (Ustaad-Shaagird – Teacher-Pupil) mode will be certified for 50,000 applicants through “Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)” to enhance their employability.