The national Digital Skills (DigiSkills) training program has launched across the country to equip 1 million youth with digital skills. The launching ceremony of DigiSkills First Batch was held on July 19th where great participation of students, women and freelancers was observed.

The DigiSkills Program is aimed at equipping Pakistani youth, freelancers, students, housewives, professionals, with knowledge, skills, tools and techniques necessary to grab the opportunities available nationally and internationally in online marketplaces to earn a decent living. To execute this mega training program, Virtual University of Pakistan has been selected with the support of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom through Ignite- National Technology Fund.

CEO Ignite Yusuf Hussain on the first batch induction ceremony said, “50,000 trainers have signed up against the target of 20,000. 25% are women and we are working to get more. We aim to reach out especially to those who are excluded and marginalised.”

 The first training batch will start on August 1st where around 20,000 people from all over Pakistan will take the course. The program will train the audience in freelancing and other specialized skills including:

  • E-Commerce Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Literacy
  • QuickBooks
  • AutoCAD
  • WordPress
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Register here now before the slots get filled up.


All those registering post-July 20, 2018, your course will start on November 1st.

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