ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the ‘Hunarmand Pakistan Program’ today in Islamabad.
The program aims to empower the youth of Pakistan by training and providing them with high tech professional skills.
In the initial phase of the ‘Hunarmand Jawan Program’, 170,000 youths will be professional skill-based training. Out of these 50,000 will be trained in advance areas of Technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and cloud computing.
Further 50,000 more will be trained in Technical education and Vocational Training in conventional areas.
Salient Features of Hunarmand Pakistan Program
Development & Standardization of 200 Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Qualifications
International Accreditation of 50 Pakistani TVET institutes and initiation of Joint Degree Programs with reputed international TVET Institutes.
Strengthening of NAVTTC’s National Skill Information System (NSIS) and expansion of National Job Portal.
Establishing 100 Smart Tech labs across Pakistan for distant learning programs in Technical & Vocational Education and Training sector including the introduction of soft skills, Business & IT and virtual skill development
Establishing 10 countries of destination-specific facilitation Centers in 10 cities across Pakistan with high outflux of Pakistanis in the international market workers abroad
Establishing 70 new labs/workshop in Madrassa(s) to introduce skill development activities all across Pakistan
Skill Development Program for 50,000 youth belonging to less developed areas of country especially Balochistan, GB, AJK and newly added districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Ex-FATA), Southern Punjab & Rural Sindh
Skill development training of 50,000 Youth in High-End / High-Tech. technologies in reputed Universities & state of the Art TVET Institutes of Pakistan
Apprenticeship training of 25,000 youth in the industry under Apprenticeship Act-2018 (Formal & Informal Apprenticeship) in collaboration with provincial TEVTAs
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of 100,000 youth to certify informally acquired skills inside the country and abroad and training of 8,000 Assessors
Establishing a National Accreditation Council at ICT
Accreditation of 2,000 TVET Institutes all across Pakistan
Transfer of Technology through Foreign Training of 500 TVET Teachers in Technologically Advanced Countries and In-country Technical Training of 2,000 TVET Teachers
Establishment of 50 Business Incubation Centers to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship in skilled youth