New startup project on cards to train 25,000 people in advanced digital skills

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Science & Technology And Information Technology (KP ST&IT) department will be training 25,000 men and women in the province in advanced digital skills in the next two years at a cost of Rs 3 billion.

The training will be provided through KPSIT’s new startup project, initiated to provide IT trainings to people of the province. Under the same project, the KP government had earlier trained 3,000 women in digital skills, with an aim to help them start their own businesses in the province.

The support for that training was provided by the World Bank (WB) and the cost of the training sessions was Rs 840 million.

Now, at a cost of Rs 3 billion, the KP IT department will provide training to 25,000 more individuals.

The annoucnment was made by KP Minister for Science and Information Technology Atif Khan during a graduation ceremony of the 14 women startups under Gender Exclusive Space (Durshal).

The provincial minister said for the promotion of information technology (IT) sector, three special technology zones would be completed in the province soon. For which 2,000 kanal land in Mardan, 70 kanal in Haripur and 40 kanal in Peshawar had already been identified.

The minister also said under the Seed Fund, 30 leading women startups would be given $5,000 to 15,000 for the capacity building and expansion of startups to help generate more income.

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