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Govt plans to impart technical and vocational training to 150,000 youth
March 25, 2019

Government plans to impart technical and vocational training to one hundred and fifty thousand youth in demand driven trades in next two years.

The progress to this effect was reviewed in a meeting between Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar and Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad today.

Fifty percent of these trainings would focus on high-end labor sectors, whereas remaining fifty percent would target conventional vocational trainings in less privileged areas like Balochistan and FATA.

Separately, under Startup Pakistan initiative, one million youth across all universities and 300 accredited TVET institutes would be targeted to create a national eco-system for entrepreneurship incubation for establishing self-sustaining venture start-ups as a driving engine for the national economy.