Skills Development Programme

Prime Minister’s Skills Development Programme aims to develop the expertise of Pakistani youth in demand driven and employable skills along with formal education.
Our focus areas:

  • Providing high-end and high-tech skills
  • Introducing reforms in skills development sector
  • Promoting inclusivity by focusing on gender disparity, marginalized youth, and youth workers in informal sector.
  • Emphasising on building competence of the trainees through physical training.

State-of-the-art national job portal with smart categorization on the basis of area, trade, expertise, gender etc. which is also connected with 100 plus Career Counselling & Job Placement Centers (CC&JPCs) across the country for in-person career counseling.

NEXT (National Employment Exchange Tool)

14 Components

The 14 areas of interventions proposed under the Skills for All Strategy serve as a catalyst for the transformation of the entire TVET system in the country besides enabling youth to become skillful, well groomed & aptly employed.

  • Development & Standardization of 200 TVET Qualifications.

    of TVET

  • Accreditation of 2,000 TVET Institutes all across Pakistan.


  • International accreditation of 50 TVET institutes & joint international degree programs.

    International Accreditation
  • National Employment Exchange Tool with national job portal & career counseling centers.


  • 100 Smart Tech labs across Pakistan for distant learning TVET.

    Tech labs

  • 10 country of destination specific facilitation centers in 10 cities across Pakistan.

    Facilitation Centers

  • 70 new labs/workshop in Madrassas to introduce skill development activities.

    Labs in Madrassas

  • Skill development program for 50,000 youth belonging to less developed areas.

    Skill Development

  • Skill development of 50,000 youth in high-end technologies.


  • Apprenticeship training of 25,000 youth in various industries.

    Apprenticeship Training

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of youth to certify their informally acquired skills.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Establishment of National Accreditation Council at ICT.

    Accreditation Council

  • Training of 2500 TVET teachers as per international TVET practices.


  • Establishment of 50 business incubation centers to promote self-employment in youth.

    Incubation Centers