Khyber Pakhtunkwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) was focused to impart modern IT skills into youth of the province for enabling them to tap the emerging marketing of digital world
By Daniyal Sohail
Khyber Pakhtunkwa Information Technology board (KPITB) was focused to impart modern skills into youth of the province for enabling them to tap the emerging marketing of digital world.
“We are inviting youth to learn skills for earning from digital technology by announcing different courses of short duration”, said Managing Director KPITB, Dr. Sahibzada Ali Mehmud.
During the preventive lockdown due to corona pandemic, a number of online courses were also introduced for benefit of youth of the province, he added.
He said there are a lot of skills for making earning from digital field and youth should focus on these requirements and get benefit by performing well.
He said universities providing soft wear degrees have also very good scope in international market, but it depends on students to have better knowledge of practical work.
Only attainment of degree is now not enough, students have to made extra efforts for having better chances of employment, he added.
Digital economy has a lot of flexibility for benefit of IT professional who can get a lot of chances by making different projects which can be sold on relevant people.
He emphasized on youth to improve their skill by using different platform apart from getting knowledge from educational institutions.
It merits a mention here that according to a survey conducted by KPITB last year around 2500 youth from KP made an earning of Rs. 1.9 billion in 2019.
These youngsters had obtained training from KPITB from different programme launched for the benefit of educated youth for imparting them various digital skills.
KPITB is expecting more income than the same as mentioned above because the department has trained around 10,000 youth and earning details is shared only by 2500.
About 7500 trainees did not express their consent for sharing details of earnings they are making through online business or freelancing.
They were also of the view that those who shared details, might have not shown exact figures of the earnings because of fear of implementation of income tax or other taxes on their source of earnings.
Originally published at Urdu point