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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Initiates Second Phase of Skill Development and Professional Courses

Explore the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s latest initiative as they launch the second phase of free skills and professional courses, aiming to empower the youth with valuable training opportunities. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Initiates Second Phase of Skill Development and Professional Courses

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has officially begun the second phase of free technical training, skills, and professional courses for young people in the merged districts. This program called the Accelerated Skills Development Programme (ASDP), aims to help the youth in these areas develop valuable skills.

In the first phase, 302 men and women from merged districts completed training with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Merged Areas Governance Programme (MAGP). Now, in the second phase, another group of 445 individuals is undergoing training, receiving a monthly stipend of 5,000.

Overall, about 5,500 people will receive the necessary skills and technical training over three years through this project. The second phase was officially launched in a one-day workshop on the Accelerated Skills Development Program. The workshop was attended by Khalid Usman, the project director, officials from the Department of Industries and Commerce, UNDP representatives, industrial experts, journalists, and people from various backgrounds.

During the workshop, Khalid Usman, the project director, emphasized that the goal of this three-year project is to train the youth of merged districts according to international standards in the country’s and the province’s best training institutions. The program also provides a monthly stipend to the trainees. The project received 5,577 applications for the second phase. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government.

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UNDP representatives highlighted the significance of the project for the real development of merged districts after thorough research and survey. They mentioned that this initiative is crucial for making the youth in these areas more employable. Additionally, UNDP’s MAGP project is considering more programs for merged districts under the Department of Industries. Industrial expert Muhammad Umair also shared his views during the occasion.

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