PSDF success lies in operating through an output-based model and partnering with industries to provide market relevant trainings that are directly linked to sustainable income opportunities.
PSDF’s Industrial Training Program (ITP) was formulated to attract businesses across all sectors, to train youth according to their skills needs. This way businesses have the advantage of training labour as per industry standards and youth have increased prospects of finding sustainable employment.
Through the Industrial Training Program (ITP), PSDF has partnered with 159 Industry partners till date, to help train over 55,000 youth across 24 districts.
PSDF signed on 29 new industry partners for this year. These include major players from the food, automobile and textile industries that have joined hands with PSDF to help provide quality skills training to 4000+ youth across 16 districts, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Rawalpindi and Khanewal.
PSDF is the largest skills development fund in Pakistan set up by the Government of Punjab (GoPb) in collaboration with Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
It plays a leadership role in skills training by collaborating with over 500+ training partners, including 200+ businesses across 10 sectors. PSDF delivers trainings in 2,400+ locations and 40% of its beneficiaries are women. It also leads the National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan in partnership with the World Economic Forum.