PITB seeks application for freelance training


LAHORE: Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has invited applications from freelancers for admission in the joint project of Youth Affairs, Sports, Archeology & Tourism (YASAT) titled: “Chief Minister’s e-Rozgaar Training Program” at Sialkot, Sahiwal, Taxila, Jehlum and Gujrat Centers with the deadline of October 22.

According to a notification issued on Friday, the eligibility criteria requires basic computer knowledge, domicile of the Punjab province, valid Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) and minimum 16 years education with age limit up to 35 years. The applicants can apply through the online portal: http//erozgaar.pitb.gov.pk/candidate_portal and participate in the online entry test and upload attested documents.

The notification says that the candidates selected on merit will be given free of charge training for a period of three months, by experts with excellent experience in freelancing, enabling the candidates to earn through internet by working from home for technical, non-technical and creative assignments. This activity will open new economic horizons by empowering the educated youth to monetisze their skills.

In the 36 districts of Punjab, 40 ‘CM e-Rozgaar Centers’ are being established at an estimated cost of Rs. 547 million in eleven universities; among these, five centres are exclusively reserved for women. 10,000 graduates will be equipped with freelancing training in one year through this programme.

Dr Umar Saif, the founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU), hoped that the freelancing would contribute to the national economy and it would also boost the skills and expertise of our youth by interacting online with the world’s best freelancing web sites for their exposure.  The young people of Pakistan have immense potential and their talent needs to be polished, he added.


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