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PSDF signs contract to train over 2,400 interns under KSIP – Latest News – The Nation

LAHORE – On September 1, 2022, the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) and the Koh e Suleman Improvement Project (KSIP) held a contract ceremony for funding over 2,400 trainees in 23 skilled trades.
The PSDF will fund vocational training for residents of Tehsil Koh e Suleman, DG Khan and the excluded area of ​​Rajanpur. These areas mainly comprise tribal communities with low levels of literacy and who, until now, have had only limited opportunities for personal and economic development.
During the first phase of this project, more than 2,400 residents will receive 1.5 to 3 month training courses on Adda Work, Amazon Virtual Assistant, Civil Surveyor, Computer Applications, Domestic Electrician, Dozer Operator, Dress Design & Tailoring, Excavator Operator, Hand Embroidery, Heavy Transport Vehicle Driving, Livestock Management, Bricklayer, Mobile Phone Repair, Motorcycle Mechanic, Plumber and Sanitary Installer, Safety Inspector, Solar Technician, Virtual Accounting and Bookkeeping, Welder, Artificial Insemination (assistant), village veterinary worker, farm management and animal nutrition management.
PSDF in these first-of-its-kind trainings will use its skills expertise to equip residents with market-relevant professional knowledge to begin their skills development. To mobilize this project, training centers will be established in the tribal areas of Koh e Suleman, DG Khan and the excluded area of ​​Rajanpur. A monthly stipend of Rs 3,500 will also be provided to trainees to facilitate their learning journey.
During the contract signing ceremony, Maqbool Ahmed (Project Manager, KSIP) remarked, “This is the first step in building a new future for the youth. The Government of Punjab and the PSDF aim to optimize resources for the progress of our trainees, ensuring them an economically sustainable future”.
On this occasion, Ali Akbar Bosan, COO PSDF, said: “PSDF firmly believes that everyone deserves to have access to quality vocational training. And we are proud to present Special Skills Training under KSIP focusing on soft skills to develop all the skills needed to make our young people marketable candidates and equip them with all the new age tools to succeed in all areas of life”.