Monday, July 15, 2024

Skills Todo in Mega-Partnership with Digital South Punjab to Train 50,000 Students and Professionals

Skills Todo and Digital South Punjab have signed a partnership aimed at strengthening the tech ecosystem by training 50,000 students and professionals in South Punjab. The MOU was signed by Mr. Rizwan Majeed (Director Of Information Technology, Islamia University of Bahawalpur & Founder Digital South Punjab), and Miss Ayesha Zaman Hammad (Founder & CEO Skills Todo).

The announcement of the same was made at the closing ceremony of the Digital South Punjab Road Show 2022, by Miss Namra Nasyr (COO Skills Todo), at Islamia University Bahawalpur. This partnership was inaugurated by Mr. Raza Ahmad Sukhera (Joint director Policy & Sector Growth- Ministry of IT and Telecom), Mr. Athar Mahboob (VC IUB), Mr. Sajid Latif (DG PITB, e-Governance), Mr. Ahmad Islam Syan (Joint Director Freelancing Eing – PITB), Mr. Azam Malik, Mr. Rizwan Majeed and Ms Namra Nasyr.

Team Skills Todo received great appreciation for their work in the domain of skill-based training. While they praised the efforts made by Digital South Punjab in conducting a successful Roadshow.

Mr Rizwan was of the view that South Punjab is a land rich in culture and tradition, but one of its biggest challenges is access to digital skills-oriented education for youth. In this part of Pakistan, Digital skills education remains low and there are fewer organizations with the mission to develop an awareness of digital skills alongside academia. This partnership with Skills Todo will bring in real change, starting from Bahawalpur. 

Ms Ayesha stated that this mega-partnership will provide training, opportunities, and a channel for connecting the regional tech gems. Moreover, it will bring additional prospects for Tech Industry to south Punjab.

Ms Namra emphasized the participation of women in the digital industry. There are many women who are willing to be a part of the digital ecosystem and want to contribute to Pakistan’s economy and create opportunities for others, but lack of inclusivity hampers them from making progress and contribution.Skills todo is on a mission to develop tech-women all across Pakistan. 

Skills Todo also conducted a session in Islamia University Bahawalpur on digital skills learning and freelancing. Miss Namra described different purposes of skill-learning i.e freelancing, employability and entrepreneurship, all leading to an income alongside their degree. She also answered the students’ queries related to freelancing, available online marketplaces, being successful in their freelance careers, building their portfolio, developing communication skills and becoming market-ready. The students gave an overwhelming response and showed great interest in learning different types of freelancing industries.  

Through this partnership, Skills Todo and Digital South Punjab aim to train more than 50,000 students from South Punjab, helping them in learning in-demand digital, ICT and employability skills. 

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