Digital Skills (DigiSkills) Training Program, which was conceived by the Minister of IT and Telecom, has been launched across the country, to offer one (1) million trainings in the future of work using technology. Virtual University of Pakistan has been selected to execute this mega training program under the auspices of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom through Ignite- National Technology Fund (formerly National ICT R&D Fund). The DigiSkills Program is aimed at equipping our youth, freelancers, students, housewives, professionals, etc. with knowledge, skills, tools & techniques necessary to seize the opportunities available internationally in online marketplaces as well as locally to earn a decent living.
The program aims at not only developing key specialized skills but also imparting knowledge about various freelancing and other employment and entrepreneurial opportunities available internationally and locally. Due to limited employment opportunities, it is essential for the upcoming workforce to have the necessary knowledge and abilities to grab such opportunities. This is envisaged to be achieved through a national-level program, which will train target audiences in freelancing and other specialized skills listed below:
- E-Commerce Management
- Digital Marketing
- Digital Literacy
- Graphics Designing
- Creative Writing
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)