Skillset essential to exploit massive available opportunities: President


President Dr Arif Alvi advised the youth to equip themselves with the skillset enabling them to benefit from the massive available opportunities in all sectors.

The president, addressing the first-ever Career Guide Expo 2022 held by the Ministry of Federal Education, said there were huge opportunities available in all the fields, and the developments like the entry of Amazon in Pakistan had opened up avenues for aspiring businessmen.The three-day Expo features one-on-one counseling, a career guide seminar, over 30 stalls set up by local and international organizations, a book fair, scholarship pavilion, and ideas exhibition.

The president said that being a 19 times smaller country than Pakistan, the Netherlands had emerged as the world’s second-largest food exporter just by utilizing modern technologies in agriculture.

He asked the youth to go into the fields based on the market needs as well as their own aptitude, advising them to never show prejudices to the knowledge coming from others.

Besides improving their communication skills, the president said it was also equally essential to earn a repute of trustworthiness as corruption had termited the country.

He told the gathering of students hailing from across the country that Facebook had been given a target to train 100,000 girls this year to enable them market their products to international buyers.

Exemplifying young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and Indian Muslim girl Muskan Khan for her courage to protect her right of wearing Hijab, the president advised the girls to contribute to the national development after getting education, instead of sitting at home. Secretary Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Naheed Durrani said contrary to the past, the children in the current era required constant support and counseling to make them opt a career. She said the events like the Expo were inevitable for the youth to provide them opportunities for asking questions and remove their suspicions about the particular fields they wanted to join and also boost their confidence.

Advising the students to give a special focus on technical skills, the federal secretary said while entering the practical life, the youths should also consider their soft skills.


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