PM Kamyab Jawan Programme’s Skills scholarships in Hi-tech courses start in NIE
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (PUBLIC) PRIME MINISTER’S KAMYAB JAWAN PROGRAMME **** Islamabad March 11, 2020 PM Kamyab Jawan Programme’s Skills scholarships in Hi-tech courses start in NIE Under the umbrella of Prime Minister Kamyab Jawan Programme (PMKJP), which is a landmark youth development initiative of the present government, hi-tech courses were launched in National Institute of Electronics (NIE) today. Ms. Kanwal Shouzab, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Development was the chief guest at the event. In the first phase of Rs. 10 Billion’s Hunarmand Pakistan (Skills for All) more than 500 institutes from across the country have been selected; for imparting skills in traditional as well as hi-tech skills. Presently 38, 000 trainees are enrolled in these institutes for 6 months’ skills courses costing Rs. 1. 75 billion. Students are selected through a transparent and merit based system whose studies are sponsored through the skills scholarships under PMKJP. Ms. Kanwal Shouzab while addressing on the occasion said that Pakistani youth has tremendous potential to succeed in all fields, and the government is investing heavily to empower youth. She said that the present government’s skills programme is different from technical and vocational programmes of the past. “The difference is that we are giving skills in hi-tech fields as per the requirements and demands of the modern time. We are not focusing on traditional skills only’’, she added. Ms. Kanwal Shouzab appreciated Mr. Usman Dar, SAPM on Youth Affairs for his hard work and efforts for bringing innovations to youth development related initiatives and maintaining transparency in the execution of these programmes. She asked youth to come out of comfort zones and strive for the best possible. The enrolled students are offered courses at NIE in Internet of Things (IOT), System Development and Applications Advanced Electronics (Design & Optimization) and Certificate in Cyber Security. It is a demand driven programme where students are offered to choose institute and course as per their own choice.