Islamabad: The Punjab Vocational Training Council and Extreme Commerce have signed a memorandum of understanding to uplift the skill sets of the youth in Punjab. Extreme Commerce’s will offer its state-of-the art Video Boot Camp (VBC) for the training and capacity including initiatives, along with boosting the culture of entrepreneurship and E-Commerce.
Extreme Commerce has a VBC learning platform comprising of 100+ digital skills that offer interactive videos and training opportunities for skills development. Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) was established in 1998 on the basis of Public Private Partnership by the Government of Punjab. This MOU will further strengthen Punjab Vocational Training Council’s (PVTC) work providing ample opportunities for the youth of Punjab, with digital skills.
Sunny Ali, the Founder and Chief Executive officer of Extreme Commerce said, “This is a landmark achievement by the Government of Punjab, where it has realized the digital transformation potential and has offered digital skills-sets to its citizens to enhance their knowledge and entrepreneurial aspirations”. Empowering youth with E-Commerce dynamism knowledge will open the windows of opportunity on a global level. Extreme Commerce will make its knowledge repository available as the learning platform to the Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC).
Speaking on the Occasion, Shahnawaz Badar, Chairman, Punjab Vocational Training Council said, “We have a vision to cement PVTC as a leading organization that provides professional vocational training to all the needy youth wherever they are in Punjab”. He further said, “We aim to achieve this by exceeding students’ expectations, rewarding its employees and providing suitable opportunities for all the students to start earning a reasonable livelihood”.
Keeping in consideration the latest trends based on market demands through Training Need Assessment (TNA) after conducting demographics survey at tehsil level, PVTC has developed a curricula for 65 various trades to cater for the growing demands of industrial, agriculture, health and service sectors. Apart from their regular vocational study & practical work, Life Skills and Social Entrepreneurship courses are compulsory for each trainee.
The training of these trades will be imparted through PVTC’s 210 Vocational Training Institutes (VTIs) established in vacant/underutilized Government buildings throughout Punjab with an annual training capacity of 60,000. PVTC maintains a healthy gender balance with a female to male ratio of 49:51 and is striving to enhance it further. So far, approximately 840,269 trainees have successfully graduated from PVTC, out of which about 82% have been gainfully employed or are working as entrepreneurs.