Get ready for a tech revolution in Pakistan. The Federal Ministry of IT and Telecommunication (MoITT) is introducing an innovative project. MoITT aims to empower 15,000 people in specialized technologies under the “Capacity Building of IT Industry in Specialization Technologies & Platforms.“
The array of technologies includes Blockchain, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Cloud Computing. This initiative is open to both youth and women, covering a wide range of specialized fields. The Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), affiliated with MoITT, is partnering with experts to identify sought-after technologies in global and local markets.
An investment of about Rs. 2,000 million has been allocated, with an initial Rs. 1,000 million from the Government of Pakistan. This funding starts the first training phase. The program will nurture 300 master trainers proficient in various industry-demanded domains, like blockchain and cloud computing.
A prominent project steering committee, comprising MoITT, PSEB, PASHA, and other stakeholders, oversees groundwork. This involves choosing training partners, mentors, courses, and durations. An industry survey will assess demand for skilled professionals in specific areas.
Survey findings will guide firm and program selection. IT companies can even opt for online programs. An intriguing aspect is that 2,500 out of 15,000 trainees who complete their training will secure a three-month internship with esteemed IT companies. Interns receive Rs. 25,000 monthly stipends and potential job opportunities.
Pakistan’s tech landscape is on the brink of change, thanks to MoITT’s visionary initiative. Industries crave expertise in specialized technologies, and this program meets their needs. By enabling mastery in cutting-edge technologies, the “Capacity Building of IT Industry in Specialization Technologies & Platforms” initiative reshapes Pakistan’s IT landscape.