ICT R&D Fund Set to Train and Prepare 1 Million New Freelancers in Next 5 Years

ICT R&d Fund Company has decided to float RFP for the establishment of National technical training program for development of ICT skills.

Anusha Rehmam, who chairs the ICT R&D Fund board, issued directions during a board meeting today.

She said that these trainings will equip the youth with skills required for employability in the sector. She hoped that step will turn our youth in to a skillful Human Resource after getting an appropriate ICTs training.

The Board approved training of 1 million youngster in freelancing skill set in the next 5 years. The purpose of the meeting was to review the status and pace of on going different projects of ICT R&D Fund Company .

The Board was apprised by the CEO that 8th March was announced as cut off date for submission of proposals for establishment of 4 more Incubation Centers and we are receiving very encouraging feedback from the industry which speaks volume of their level of interest and trust in our ICT related endeavors.

The Board members were also presented draft RFP for start ups for IOT , FinTech, and Robotics.
The Minister was also informed that she has chaired 25 consecutive board meetings of ICT R&D Fund Company within last three years.

Anusha Rehman said that our government attaches highest priority to ICTs development to materialize Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif vision of “Accelerated Digitization”.She directed the Company to gear up their efforts to meet all given timelines for all 7 incubation centred within stipulated time frame.

Federal secretary IT Mr.Rizwan Bashir khan, Member Telecom Mudasar Hussain, Member HR , CEO ICT R&D Co.Mr Yousaf Hassan and other board members were also present in the meeting.