Ignite Approves “DigiSkills” Initiative to Train 1 M Freelancers in Pakistan. The higher officials of Ignite-National Technology Fund previously known as ICT R&D Fund aims at blooming technology, innovation and work ethics through youth of Pakistan. Ignite wants to build a workforce for future driven by 4th industrial revolution.
Ignite Approves “DigiSkills” Initiative to Train 1 M Freelancers in Pakistan
This project was announced during the board meeting attended by Mrs. Anusha Rahman, State Minister for IT and Telecom, CEO Ignite Mr. Yusuf Hussain and many other officials.
Anusha said that Institutions in Pakistan are producing high number of graduates every year. She said that more than 20,000 IT graduates and engineers passes out every year. As their are less opportunities in market, She said, its a high time to prepare youth for trending freelancing and entrepreneurship
Anusha revealed that 1st Cohort having 21 startups of NIC Islamabad, initiated on March,20, 2017 has graduated in August 2017. She also shared that two startups are ranked in Top 10 of 4FYPN Barcelona, Spain. The 2nd Cohort of Startups is expected to graduate by February 2018.
During the last four years, PSEB in partnership with National ICT R&D Fund (IGNITE) has placed more than 1,700 IT graduates this year as interns for practical training in not only IT companies but also in IT departments of banks, Telcos/CMOs and universities
IT and Telecom development are the top priority of the government due to its essential role in overall progress of a country in today’s world. MoITT has taken number of actions in the recent past to accelerate the IT growth in Pakistan. MoITT aims to train one million people in IT so facilitate digital transformation in the country.