National Freelance Training Program (NFTP) and new National Incubation Centers (NICs) are going to be established in universities across three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB).
PITB, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) and five universities of the province signed agreements in this regard. PITB & KPITB also signed an agreement for mutual cooperation in Information Security.
The Memorandum, for the establishment of National Freelance Training Program (NFTP) Centers and Expansion of National Incubation Centers (NICs) was signed in Islamabad during a ceremony. Advisor to Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Information Technology Mr. Ziaullah Khan Bangash was the Chief Guest.
According to the report, the National Freelance Training Program (NFTP) centers will be established in Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan and University of Malakand while National Incubation Center (NIC) will be established in Kohat University of Science and Technology and the University of Swat.
The report was confirmed when Punjab Information Technology Board posted on twitter, “Chairman PITB Azfar Manzoor, MD KPITB Dr. Sahibzada Ali Mahmud & reps of partner universities of KPK signed multiple Agreements for establishment of National Freelance Training Program (NFTP) Centers & expansion of National Incubation Centers (NICs).”
The aim to establish National Freelance Training Program & National Incubation Centers is to provide skills for freelancing training to the youth of Pakistan in order to empower them and encourage them to take part in the national entrepreneurial ecosystem.
While addressing the event, Azfar Manzoor said that youth are the agents of change. He explained that this partnership will provide jobs to all the young people of Pakistan. He further added that “We are going to open 13 incubation centers across Pakistan under National Expansion of NICs.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Bangash said, “Expansion of National Incubation Centers will promote capacity building of universities involved and will provide sustainable income opportunities and play a pivotal role in creating new jobs in KP.”
Mr. Kamran Bangash, Special Assistant to CM KP on Information and Higher Education, Member Provincial Assembly Mr. Faisal Amin Gandapur, Federal Secretary on MoIT & T, Shoaib Ahmad Saddiqui, Chairman PITB Mr. Azfar Mannur, Managing Director KPITB Dr. Sahibzada Ali Mahmood, Director General at the function PITB Mr. Sajid Latif, Director KPITB Mr. Asim Jamshed, and Vice Chancellor of the above universities also attended.