ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, through Ignite, organised an event in Islamabad on Friday for the induction of the first batch of its flagship programme, DigiSkills. The occasion was graced by Information Technology and Telecom Federal Minister Yusuf Shaikh and Information Technology and Telecom secretary. DigiSkills is Pakistan’s largest online, free training programme, which aims to equip a million people across the country with digital skills to help prepare them for the future of work. These courses are designed by local industry leaders and experts in collaboration with online learning veterans at Virtual University, while other execution partners include MCOM and Semiotics. There are a total of seven batches planned under the programme, the first batch of which will start from August 1, 2018. The first batch will offer courses in freelancing, digital marketing, e-commerce management and digital literacy. Upcoming courses include SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), AutoCAD, WordPress, QuickBooks, graphics design and creative writing. The training courses are available at a user-friendly web portal and a comprehensive online learning management system at all times.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2018.