LAHORE: The joint project e-Rozgaar programme, launched by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports received an overwhelming response and 22,396 applications were submitted from across Punjab.
The programme has been launched for the graduates for free training and earning through the internet while taking freelancing as a profession.
The applications were invited from 21 districts and 27 centres in the province of Punjab for intake of the new batch, which will commence in the first week of December.
The breakup of the received 22,396 applications showed that 14,857 male and 7,539 female graduates applied for this programme. The further training areas breakup of the applications indicated that 10,446 non-technical, 7,786 technical and 4,164 applied for creative design.
So far, 3,549 have been graduated among them 1,866 male 1,683 female have successfully completed the training and during training earned online foreign exchange equivalent to more than Rs62.5 million in 27 centres operational across the province of the Punjab in various universities and educational institutions with duly equipped labs, among these centers four centers are dedicated for females while the rest of 23 are co-centres where both males and females can get training.
In the next phase, the applicants will be shortlisted in accordance with the eligibility criteria which include the applicant should be Punjab domicile holder, maximum age 35 years, at least 16 years of education and unemployed. The shortlisted candidates will be given a three-and-a-half-month free training in their selected domain by master trainers at their selected centres. The candidates were asked to select one domain from three, which include technical, content marketing and advertising and creative designing.