PR No. 102 34th Policy Board Meeting Ignite - National Technology Fund Islamabad: December 12, 2017

The policy Board of National ICT R&D Fund the funding entity of the Ignite Co reviewed the implementation of different policy measures under implementation with Ignite Co. under the chairmanship of Mrs. Anusha Rahman, Minister of State for IT & Telecom including progress on launching DigiSkills initiative to train one million youth with an aim to promote excellence in technology, innovation and work ethic, building a workforce for a future driven by the 4th Industrial Wave.


Mrs. Anusha Rahman Minister of State for IT & Telecom said that our educational institutes are producing a large number of graduates and it’s important that they are well prepared for employment in new technologies in line with fast growing requirement trends of 4th industrial revolution. In our flagship Digiskills program are aiming to train our youth using targeted and customized online and modular course content so that our youth can tap freelance work portals and earn sitting at home.  In the Digiskills program the target is to train one million youth in its first phase and to incrementally grow the user base as well


CEO Ignite Mr Yousaf Hassan apprised the forum that in compliance with the board directions, ten new modules (Including required training for online journalism) have been designed to train in non IT skills. Anusha Rehman directed the CEO Ignite to make a proposal to further scale up the PM Internship program in the next board meeting.


Minister also chaired Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Telephone Industry of Pakistan (Tip).