The Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training has called Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative ‘Hunarmand Pakistan’ important for modernizing technical training.
On Monday, while chairing a meeting to review the ongoing projects under the “Hunarmand Pakistan” initiative, the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood stressed the need to modernize technical training and said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative of “Hunarmand Pakistan” was crucial for it.
However, the education minister presided over a meeting on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) last week. The high-level meeting was attended by important stakeholders of the TVET sector. The education ministry further revealed that during the meeting, attendees reviewed PM Imran Khan’s special programme called “Hunarmand Pakistan”.
Hunarmand Pakistan initiative was launched in January 2020. The program aims to empower the youth of Pakistan by training and providing them with high tech professional skills.
In the initial phase of the program by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, 170,000 youths will receive professional skill-based training. Out of these, 50,000 will be trained in advanced areas of technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and cloud computing. Whereas not-teach skill development courses will include plumbing, welding, etc.
Further 50,000 more will be trained in Technical education and Vocational Training in conventional areas.
Under the program, more than 500 institutes (Universities, technical institutes, and industrial units) will offer more than 200 courses. The courses are free of cost and their duration will be of three to six months long.
Youth across the country had been given an opportunity to enhance their skills for their better earnings through the ‘Hunarmand Pakistan’ the program itself not only corroborates with Islamic values; instead, it brings us closer to the rest of the world.