KP-YEP: Linking the Pakistani Youth to International Job Markets

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26 December 2016 |

KP Youth Employment Program (KP YEP) by IT Board Khyber Pakhtunkhwa aims to connect the youth of KP to the job markets of the developed countries.

Pakistan, especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa being a victim of war on terror, energy crises and unfavorable conditions for industrial growth is facing a big challenge in providing jobs to its youth. Several industrial policies were made in the past to do the job however; significant results were not achieved.

The Internet has been a key factor in sweeping globalization in recent years. Online connectivity has created new opportunities for individuals and companies to access and compete in global jobs market. A growing trend towards ‘digitization’ in many sectors of the domestic economy has the potential to provide rural and marginalized communities with legitimate technology-based work.

KP YEP is to leverage the opportunities posed by the digital economy and connect the skilled youth of the region to the jobs market of the west. The Program aims to benefit around 40,000 unemployed and under-employed youth in the province by providing a range of basic, medium and high level skills development in IT.

These trainings are ultimately resulting in promoting IT Literacy, Awareness & Human Resource Development in IT sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Our youth is getting exposure not just nationwide but globally, linking them with global opportunities via freelancing.

With the freelancing industry growing rapidly, allowing IT experts to connect with potential clients throughout the world, it poses to be one of the best ways to overcome the underemployment and unemployment issues faced by the youth of the province. KP Youth Employment Program is not only creating employment opportunities for Pakistani youth but it also acts as a bridge between the skilled experts in Pakistan and the west which can eventually enable people of both parts of the world to communicate, exchange ideas and result in a more diverse culture.

Written By - Bushra Rehman