KPITB to train 2,500 women in digital skills

ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) is all set to begin the second phase of training 2,500 women in digital skills so that they may play their role in boosting the digital economy of the province in specific and Pakistan in general.

The said initiative, ‘Women Empowerment through Digital Skills, is a component of KPITB’s initiative, Digital Jobs in KP.

The programme aims to train women across seven divisions of KP, including newly merged districts on employable digital skills to ensure women’s inclusion in the digital economy.

Women between 18 to 30 years of age, with a KP based domicile and a minimum of intermediate education, are eligible to apply for the training programme. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, classes will be also conducted online and on-campus.

Applicants can enroll themselves into one of the following digital skills currently being offered; Social Media Marketing, Graphic Designing, WordPress Design and Development, Blogging & Content Writing, and Digital Tools Productivity.

Advisor to KP Chief Minister on Science and Information Technology Ziaullah Khan Bangash praised the initiative and assured the continuity of government efforts for promoting such interventions that enable women to benefit from digital employment opportunities.

Bangash further added that this programme will set an example for other provinces to follow.

Maira Yousaf, a resident of Peshawar and a graduate of the first phase of the programme, said that the course was very well structured. “The trainers provided us with basic and advanced knowledge through interactive live sessions. They equipped me with the right tools to help me get started in this field.”

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