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30,000 jobless youth to get vocational training under PSDF

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Bahawalpur, Baligur Rehman, a PML-N parliamentarian, said that under the Punjab Skill Development Fund, 30,000 unemployed youth would get vocational training during the current year while 14,000 youth were trained last year. 

He was addressing certificate distribution ceremony. He said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was taking positive steps for the development of vocational education. 

The Punjab Skill Development Fund in collaboration with Children Global Network Pakistan arranged skill training workshop which was attended by 407 youth. 

On the occasion, Punjab Minister for Prisons Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar said that the Punjab CM had taken innovative steps for the prosperity and development of Southern Punjab. In his speech, PML-N MNA Saood Majeed said that local educational institution were playing important role for the development and promotion of education. PSDF Manager (Technical) Aftab Ahmad said that 93 training courses were being imparted to enable the youth to produce their livelihood in a respectable manner.

Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF) is a nonprofit company established under the Companies Ordinance 1984 by the Government of the Punjab in collaboration with Department for International Development UK.

PSDF aims to provide skills and vocational training opportunities to the poor and helpless populations of the four poorest districts of Punjab for improving their ability to find work or progress in their current employment or develop an initiative. It also aims to up-skill those in low-skills-low-returns’ jobs and enhance their earning potential.

The Fund will provide resources to help private sector enterprises and partnerships develop and offer vocational training courses. It will be focused on establishing a market which responds to the needs of the individuals and the labour market. 

The funding and incentive structures shall certify such awareness from private, public and not-for-profit training providers. It is important, however, to realize that PSDF is a funding body and not a planning or implementing agency. It aims to encourage efficient use of existing capital investments and assets to achieve the specified vision through partnerships and innovative delivery methods.

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