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Good News:  Launch of the First Chief Minister Skills Development Program in Punjab

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Chief Minister Skills Development 

In July 2024, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Punjab’s inaugural Chief Minister Skills Development Program, aiming to revolutionize technical education and vocational training across the province. This initiative is poised to equip youth with cutting-edge IT skills to bolster their employability in fields such as cloud computing, cyber security, data analytics, graphic designing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and game development.

Objectives and Scope of the Program

Under the leadership of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, the program targets to train 4,000 youth annually across 35 Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) institutes located in various cities of Punjab. Emphasizing the need for up-to-date training, the initiative plans to expand this number tenfold, ultimately training up to 40,000 students annually. The Chief Minister highlighted the program’s commitment to offering free, internationally recognized courses previously inaccessible to many youth due to outdated educational offerings.

Curriculum Restructuring and Certification

Expressing concern over obsolete educational content, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz directed TEVTA to modernize its curriculum promptly to align with current market demands. Completion of these courses will earn students certifications from esteemed international bodies such as Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Unity, significantly enhancing their job market appeal. The initiative also aims to attract expert faculty from both local and international arenas to ensure high-quality instruction.

Launch of Punjab’s First IT City

During the launch event, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz announced plans for Lahore’s inaugural IT city, slated for completion within a year. This ambitious project aims to attract global tech giants, positioning Punjab as a hub for technological innovation and economic growth.

Commitment to Public Welfare and Governance

Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz reaffirmed her administration’s commitment to public welfare and effective governance, contrasting it with past failures of unrealized promises by other administrations. She highlighted initiatives such as the distribution of laptops, scholarships, and the establishment of Danish Schools and modern universities under the PML-N’s tenure.

Community Engagement and Recognition

The Chief Minister actively engaged with students during the ceremony, visiting laboratories and exhibition centers to appreciate their accomplishments in fields such as handicrafts, paintings, and ceramics. She announced plans to transform one of the college labs into a state-of-the-art robotic facility, underscoring her commitment to both technical and artistic education.

Event Highlights and Political Participation

The inauguration ceremony witnessed participation from notable political figures including Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Senior Provincial Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, and several provincial ministers and MPs. Their presence underscored the significance of the program and collaboration among various governmental bodies for its successful implementation.

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The launch of Punjab’s inaugural Chief Minister Skills Development Program under Maryam Nawaz Sharif heralds a new era in technical education and vocational training. By modernizing curricula, providing international certifications, and fostering community engagement, the initiative not only aims to empower Punjab’s youth but also positions the province as a leader in technological advancement and economic development. As the program expands and integrates with future projects like the IT city in Lahore, it promises to propel Punjab into a prosperous future driven by skilled, knowledgeable, and empowered youth. For more information on this transformative initiative and its ongoing impact, interested parties can access detailed updates and resources through official government channels and digital platforms

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