We are living in a digital world. As technology advances and consumers are becoming more switched on than ever before, it’s never been more important to understand how to harness the power of digital technologies to help improve your career prospects, boost brand awareness, and branch out to your target audience in a way that commands results.
8 in 10 middle-skill jobs are now digitally intensive with roles growing 2.5 times compared to non-digital jobs. The key thing about digital skills is that they can be used in any job role. As more and more companies outsource work to freelancers and entrepreneurship becomes popular, it is important to upskill oneself in the high demand areas and become a global employee.
Realizing the change in tide in the employment market, Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, Government of Pakistan, through IGNITE, announced the start of first batch of DigiSkills Program from August 1, 2018 on July 8, 2018.
It is a nation-wide program to train 1 million people with government certifications, free of cost, in the future of work using technology.
The aim of the programme is to produce a digitally literate population with marketable digital skills that are gainfully employed in a vibrant economy. The programme will offer one million Pakistanis the opportunity to gain marketable digital skills that can transform them into successful freelancers, employees, and entrepreneurs.
The courses offered in the first phase of the DigiSkills programme are Freelancing; Digital Marketing; Digital Literacy; E-Commerce Management; Creative Writing; AutoCAD; SEO; WordPress; Graphics Design; QuickBooks. The courses will start on August 1, 2018.
“As a platform dedicated to helping businesses and individuals step into the digital world and invest in a brighter future, DigiSkills works to help people save time, streamline their efforts, and stay one step ahead in a digitally transformed world”.
It’s plain to see that acquiring digital skills and gaining new qualifications is the key to success in the modern age – and whether you’re a young upstart looking to climb the career ladder, the founder of a startup, or a senior executive in charge of a large team, a failure to keep up with the times could prove disastrous. Anyone can do the courses by registering at www.digiskills.pk. Unemployed, housewives, students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs especially benefit from this programme.
There is no doubt that those who take measures to upskill themselves and offer skills that no one else can be the ones who will reap the benefits of long-term success in the increasing digital employment space.
Time, tide and digital transformations wait for no one. So our advice is, to make the most of this opportunity that the Government of Pakistan is providing and register for the courses.