The Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), P@SHA, and 21 leading technology companies have teamed up with the IT Ministry to provide a world-class training programme for 4,000 IT graduates.
The “Tech Lift” programme aims to help Pakistan’s young people gain the necessary education and training to increase the country’s IT exports to $15 billion.
The Federal Information Technology Minister, Syed Amin-ul-Haque, spoke during the graduation ceremony for the inaugural cohort of the “Tech Lift” boot camp in Karachi.
The pilot programme has already trained 1,800 children, and another 2,200 will by June 2023. Karachi is home to 800 outstanding graduates.
Since that young people account for two-thirds of Pakistan’s population and are under 30 years old, the Minister emphasised the importance of providing young people with access to high-quality IT training alternatives.
According to him, expanding IT exports is critical if Pakistan is to obtain its due share of the digital economy‘s billions of dollars, and the country’s economic stability is directly tied to the development of the tech sector.
The curriculum of the programme was developed by merging the talents of the next generation with the demands of the globe, and IT companies produced global standards for it.
The Minister went on to say that the IT business is the only one that employs more than 80% of people and pays them well.
He stated that the IT Ministry’s initiatives had grown IT exports by 150%, from $900 million to $3 billion.
Yet, providing young people with the opportunity to get top-tier IT training is critical if exports are to reach $15 billion and beyond.