Punjab Launches IT Skills Program for Youth

punjab launches it skills program for youth

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif started a skills development program on Monday. The aim is to teach young people IT skills such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, graphic design, and more, to help them find jobs.

Maryam Nawaz launched the CM’s Skills Development Programme in a digital ceremony with students at the Government Technology College for Women. She explained that the program will train 4,000 youth in 35 TEVTA institutes across different cities.

The Punjab government plans to teach advanced IT courses to 4,000 students every year. They want to increase this number gradually until 40,000 students can benefit annually.

The chief minister emphasized that providing free training in advanced courses is important for the youth. She believes this right was overlooked in the past. Maryam Nawaz mentioned that after completing the course, students will receive certifications from respected international organizations like Microsoft and Adobe.


It’s fantastic to see initiatives like this aiming to equip young people with valuable skills for today’s job market. By focusing on IT courses, they’re addressing the growing demand for tech-savvy professionals. Plus, offering certifications from top international organizations adds significant value to the program. This is a positive step towards empowering youth and improving employment opportunities in Punjab.