In collaboration with UNDP in 2018 KPITBoard initiated a series of Advanced Digital Skills trainings for the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under the program a total of 1200 youth were trained in skills like cloud computing and big data analytics. The program had concluded and a total of 500+ in phase I whereas 2500 in phase 2 students were trained. The training duration was for two months and the students were provided certificates at the end of the courses
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Women Empowerment through Digital Skills’ is a component of the KPITB’s initiative Digital Jobs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, funded by Multi-Donor Trust Fund, administered by The World Bank and executed by DEMO and TechValley Pakistan.Under this program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) aims to train 3000 young women that emphasizes digital skills training for women. The project – which had earlier trained 500 women – is meant to contribute to the digital economy of the province, while strengthening the larger digital ecosystem of Pakistan.The program offers courses in social media marketing, graphic designing, WordPress design and development, blogging and digital tools productivity.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information & Technology Board (KPITB) in partnership with DEMO, DataPoint, and Tech Valley is carrying out the capacity-building project, “Employable Digital Skills for the Youth of Newly Merged Areas” to train 840 youth across the newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on employable digital skills to ensure their inclusion in the digital economy under the KP Youth Employment Program (KPYEP).
KPITB in collaboration with Facebook (Meta) 2021 launched META’s SheMeansBusiness program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by conducting a series of digital marketing and financial management workshops at Durshal incubation centers. The SheMeansBusiness program supports women-owned businesses globally by equipping them with the skills, tools, and resources they need to compete in the digital economy. The training program was attended by over 250 women entrepreneurs from various districts of KP; Abbottabad, Bannu, Mardan, Peshawar, Swabi, and Swat. Through META’s training curriculum, the participants learnt strategies to grow their online engagement, make use of social media insights, create Instagram Stories and manage Facebook Ads.
The first digital skills program launched for Persons’ with Disabilities (PWDs) in line with the equitable digital inclusion objective of KPITB that has been concluded successfully.The initiative provides (Persons With Disabilities) (PWDs) from the province to undergo through a two-month long robust and tailored curriculum, to learn in demand skills based on market needs.
The Skills imparted to PWDs includes
- Graphics Design, Web Development,
- Digital Marketing, and
- Screen Reading Software
KPIT Board under its flagship program, KP Youth Employment Program, started an initiative named “Women Empowerment through Digital Skills,” which aimed to ensure women’s inclusion in the digital economy. The project was supported by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board, funded by Multi-Donor Trust Fund and The World Bank.
The first of its kind scholarship program launched for the first time in South Asia in collaboration with Udacity aimed at imparting the youth hands on advanced digital skills.Nano Degrees are a copy right of Udacity. Inc. It is efficient and impact driven digital skills program to achieve positive career outcomes with a focus on demand to meet the needs of employers.
The Fellowship Program is a 6-month program supported the KPIT Board, Code for Pakistan, and the World Bank, where a team of talented researchers, designers, community organizers, and developers collaborate to build apps, inspire citizen engagement, improve government, and show how to innovate in public services. These apps can help solve problems in a variety of public domains, such as healthcare, crime, disaster management, citizen engagement, transportation, traffic, education, etc.
KP DIGITAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM is KPITB’s flagship project that provides an opportunity to 150 students graduating from KP universities each year to secure jobs by learning the required skill sets that are sought by employers. The program offers CS and ICT graduates to develop into professionally experienced candidates who allure the employer with their skill sets, capabilities, and experiences and they are expected to bring returns on investments and add value to organizations. This program is also aimed at the provision of human resource support to the companies located in KP it parks for their business operations and sustainability. The duration of each batch of internships is 6 months.
KPITB in collaboration with the Elementary & Secondary Education department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa launched the Early Age Programming project in 2017. The project has produced remarkable results and the computer literacy and digital skill level of the marginalized students of government schools have improved significantly. The curriculum developed for the Early Age Programming initiative is by far the most advanced in the country, leaving behind the curriculum offered by most of the renowned private schools. It is pertinent to mention that the Early Age Programming initiative falls under the Digital Skills pillar of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Digital Strategy. The initiative is well in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and promises to contribute towards the economic uplifting of the country as well as reducing inequalities and improving the quality of education.
Moreover, The flagship early age programming project has been rolled out in more than 900 schools in settled districts while it has been offered in 11 schools in merged districts also which will be scaled up to 90 schools in merged districts.