PMYP plans to launch ‘Startup Pakistan Programme’ for youth

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  • ‘Students will be offered valuable technical and vocational training in both high-tech and conventional demand-driven trades so as to ensure their maximum employability’

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Youth Programme (PMYP) has planned to launch ‘Startup Pakistan Programme’ for the youth of all universities and Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes in the country to develop innovation-driven entrepreneurs.

According to an official, the startup programme would help inculcate technical training and skills on a broader spectrum among the students, including the youth studying diverse scientific subjects and also others seeking education and technological skills in TVET institutes.

“The programme will help the youngsters earn a better livelihood and receive bigger career opportunities on viable platforms, which were inaccessible to them earlier due to lack of basic skills and technical education,” he stated. “The students of universities will be given technical and vocational training in seven emerging technologies through incubation initiative, which will also include global forums.”

He said that the students partaking in the programme would be offered valuable technical and vocational training in both high-tech and conventional demand-driven trades so as to ensure their maximum employability.

“The programme is meant to uplift the youth and maintain sustainable national economic growth, which is only possible if we manage our young labour on modern trends in line with the latest developments,” he remarked, adding that the government was focusing to bring institutional change to achieve socio-economic empowerment of youth.

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