Peshawar—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Science and Information Technology Shahram Khan Tarakai has revealed that about 40,000 youth and IT students of province will be imparted free training in field of online jobs under ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Youth Employment Program’ (KPYEP) to provide them maximum opportunities of self employment with the aim to empower them. This he stated while addressing the trainee student of KPYEP at Institute of Management Science here on Friday. He termed the KPYEP as a revolutionary step of the present provincial government to empower the youth of the province through the effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and said that during the last two months about seven hundreds students had been trained in the field who were earning thousands of U.S dollars and added that 2100 students will be trained by the end of this year while the total target of the program is training 40000 students.
It may well be recalled here that KPYEP was launched by KPIT Board two months ago in collaboration with World Bank and IM Sciences Peshawar with the aim to provide maximum opportunities of self employment to the youth of the province through the effective and meaningful use of ICT. The Provincial Minister extended his gratitude to World Bank and IM Sciences for their support in making KPYEP possible. He said that KPYEP was the first and unique program of its kind launched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and hoped that it would be a successful program to be followed by other province as well.
‘Youth are the epi-centre of the focus of the present PIT led provincial government’, Shahram Khan remarked and assured that his government will initiate such more projects for their full empowerment. He urged upon the trainee students to benefit maximum from their training and showcase their potentials not only at national but international level also. On this occasion some students already trained under the program shared their success stories and told that the online job training had totally changed their life style as they were then in a position to earn not only for themselves but their families as well. They termed it as an impartial step of the provincial government for the bright future for KP youth.