In order to reduce the unemployment rate, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information and Technology Board (KPITB), has opened more than 7,311 direct and indirect employment opportunities for its youth. The technology board has trained around 10,700 individuals in digital skills. It has generated almost Rs 2, 56 million in revenue. It has benefitted more than 59,687 individuals across the K-P.
The department has issued details as per which 12% of the graduates have successfully secured full-time employment. Also, 12% are self-employed while 33% are part-time employed and 43% have found different freelancing opportunities.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Youth Employment Program (KPYEP), Project Manager Muhammad Shaib Yousafzai revealed that in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme so far they have trained more than 1200 youngsters from all over the province.
He said, “Our graduates have conquered various feats in their respective industries and collectively added millions of rupees in revenue to the national exchequer.”
The project manager said that because of the success of the program, KPITB is now trying to create better opportunities for women via its Digital Skills Program. The program will offer different courses which include Digital Marketing Skills, Graphic Designing, Blogging, Content Writing and etc.
Yousafzai said, “Through the Women Empowerment through Digital Skills Program, we hope to not only train women but also create more digital employment opportunities for them. We have so far received over 1,944 applications from around the province, which shows how interested our women are in this program.”
Adding, “The program’s first cohort will include 500 women, who will begin their training online, in the wake of Covid-19. If the situation gets betters, the remaining trainees will be sent to KPITB centers, as intended.”