The Prime Minister Youth Programme is going to launch ‘Startup Pakistan Programme’ in coming months, the state-owned news agency reported on Thursday.
Associated Press Pakistan (APP) quoted an official familiar with the development saying that the startup programme will also establish Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes in the country to develop innovation-driven entrepreneurs (IDEs).
According to him, the program aims to provide technical training and skills to students of various scientific fields and to those who seek technological skills in TVET institutes.
The training will make our young generation able to make their careers in various fields which were previously inaccessible to them without basic skills, he said.
“The students of universities will be given technical and vocational training in seven emerging technologies through incubation initiative which will also in reaching global forums to exploit their talent and expertise,” he added.
He said the institutes would offer training in both high-tech and conventional demand-driven trades to ensure maximum employability.
“The start-up programme will not only prove to be a platform to uplift youth but will also polish their skills to grow as professional,” the official added.
“The programme will yield young skilled labor trained on modern trends in line with latest developments,” he said, adding that this will help maintain sustainable national economic growth.
In a separate media talk on Wednesday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar said the startup, launching shortly, would benefit as many as one million students.
He said the programme will help students launch as many as 10,000 ventures.