KPITB and UNDP launch ‘Advanced Digital Skills Training Programme’ for K-P's youth

The courses offered will be in modules that will equip the students with skills needed to access digital opportunities


Tech Desk August 28, 2019
A man reads a newspaper's website with a cartoon depicting an alien creature, on a computer screen at a library in Karachi, Pakistan June 5, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) in collaboration with Abacus Consulting are set to train and educate the youth of K-P on advanced digital skills under UNDP’s ‘Kamyab Jawan: Youth Empowerment Programme’ and KPITB’s ‘KP Youth Employment Program’.

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“We need to encourage the women of KP to apply for this programme, to empower them and encourage gender parity in the tech industry,” said Abbas Khan, Managing Director, Abacus Consulting at the briefing session.

The courses offered will be in modules that will equip the students with skills needed to access digital opportunities in Pakistan and globally. The students will be trained on Amazon Web Services (AWS Foundation and AWS Solutions Architect), Microsoft Azure and Big Data Analytics.

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“KPITB intends to minimise the industry-academia skills gap by offering Advanced Digital Skills training that can enhance employability in a changing economy,” explained Dr Shahbaz Khan, Managing Director, KPITB.

The programme will coach 1200 candidates in K-P on modern digital skills and empower them for their new jobs all the while helping business become truly responsive in today’s world. The programme has been designed with consideration of the market trends and job opportunities to help K-P’s youth play a vital role in flourishing Pakistan’s economy.

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