To promote youth education and employment, the country’s largest Skill Development Fund, the Punjab Skill Development Fund PSDF has partnered with Pakistan’s leading cellular and digital services Zong to launch online courses. How-to-E-Lance
The course will equip 10,000 young people with the knowledge to become professional freelancers, teaching these young learners to start their online careers on two of the world’s top freelance platforms: Fiverr and Upwork. Through the course, students will learn important information about the best ways to set up your online profile to reach users and build a network of users.
The partnership is part of Zong’s #LetsGetDigital campaign, which aims to help young people achieve their national digital agenda. Mobile users who are Zong’s customers will be provided free internet data to complete online courses. Learners will receive three weeks of rigorous training to develop the skills needed to become a successful freelance service provider.
This initiative is part of the PSDF. The program areas are dedicated to preparing young people for valuable digital skills for employment and preparing for income-generating opportunities in the e-ready, emerging digital world. As Pakistan has become the world’s leading destination for hiring freelancing professionals, a skilled strategy is needed to help the incoming manpower maximize its growth in the international market.
“Leading Pakistan’s ICT-led digital transformation, we take it upon ourselves to upskill the Pakistani youth to make them job-ready in today’s increasingly digital world, shared Mr. Wang Hua, Chairman and CEO Zong 4G. “We’re pleased to have collaborated with PSDF to design the ‘How to E-lance’ course to make our youth future-proof when it comes to employability in a hyper-digitalized marketplace,” he added.
Jawad Khan, CEO, PSDF, reiterated, “This is the best time to attract our young people to the lucrative opportunities available in the global freelance market. Our partnership with Zong has helped them. Provides active resources and technical information to actively support them as they need to embark on a successful journey. ”
PSDF is partnering with Huawei to provide 300 smart tablets to PSDF’s highly trained people, to encourage them to attend the course and secure their future. These initiatives will expand access to digital learning and help more young people, especially women, who often face mobility challenges to connect digitally and build an online career.