Opening of 7th e-Rozgaar Center at GCWU Sialkot Tomorrow
The 7th “Chief Minister’s eRozgaar Center” a joint project of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Youth Affairs, Sports, Archeology & Tourism (YASAT) is being inaugurated at Government College Women University (GCWU) Sialkot on August 22, 2017 (Tuesday) at 10 am. The Advisor to the Chief Minister, Chairman PITB and founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab will inaugurate the Center. The Vice Chancellor Government College for Women University Professor Dr. Farhat Saleemi will sign a MoU on this occasion. Earlier, similar Centers were opened at University of Gujrat, Government College Women University Faisalabad, UET, Taxila, COMSATS, Sahiwal and University of the Punjab, Jhelum Campus, which are actively operating training sessions.
PITB registered 33105 applications from the young graduates and on the basis of merit, selected candidates will be given three months training in three phases for freelance self-employment in technical, non-technical and creative designing areas at 40 training centers by high profile trainers. Among these centers five centers are dedicated for female candidates. In the first phase 10,000 candidates selected on merit through a transparent process, will be trained in three different batches during the current year.
Under this program these Centers will provide free training to the selected candidates throughout the province of the Punjab in 40 CM e-Rozgaar Centers, being established at an estimated cost of Rs. 547 million in multiple universities of the province.
Since the concept and awareness of earning through the internet and taking freelancing as a serious profession is very new in the smaller cities of Punjab, the Program has taken upon itself to guide and groom graduates from a variety of backgrounds. The training will enable the youth to generate income approximately from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month while working from home.