Digital Skills Training Program

Details of the organization
Ignite-National Technology Fund
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
Digital Skills Training Program
Ignite (formerly National ICT R&D Fund Company) under the ambit of Ministry of IT & Telecom has launched a Digital Skills (DigiSkills) Training program for 1 Million participants. The program is focused on the youth and those eager to learn marketable skills in freelancing and entrepreneurship using the Internet. On directions of the Board of Directors of Ignite, two RFPs have been rolled out in connection with soliciting proposals for outreach services of the DigiSkills Training Program and to provide monitoring and evaluation services for the DigiSkills Training Program. Several proposals have been received and are being evaluated. The start and end dates of the project are tentative, however exact dates are based on the directions of Federal Government.
National implementation: Pakistan
Planned for future from 30/03/2018 to 30/03/2021
HEC/Members of National Curriculum Review Committees/Universities Provincial Educational Secretariats Education Experts ICT Industry Industry associations (Pasha, Open, TIE etc.) 4th industrial wave think tanks Vocational training institutes Freelancers Delivery Organizations Private schools/colleges systems

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Training initiative