First Technical University to be established in Sindh

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme (BBSYDP) to impart training in nursing, para- medics and hotel management so that  our trained youth, particularly girls can avail employment opportunities not only the province but in Arabian countries.

This he said while presiding over a meeting of BBSYDP. The meeting was attended by Chairman of the programme. The chief minister said that there was a dire need of nurses and para-medical staff in government and private hospitals.  Therefore, BBSYDP must start training in these trades. “You must study the market requirements and open courses accordingly,” he directed the BBSYDP and added that in Arabian countries there was big demand of para-medical staff  and nurses and “we must avail the opportunities,” he said.

Briefing the chief minister chairman of the programme said that BBSYDP was imparting training in 34 different trades, including in health sector such as ECG technician, anesthesia, x-ray-technician, OT technician, lab technician but the most popular trades among girls are beautician, stitching and computer courses.

The chief minister said that he has started working on establishing first ever Technical University in Sindh or which documentation has almost been completed. On this Secretary to Chief Minister on Secretary Universities & Boards Iqbal Durani briefed the chief minister about structure of the university.

He said that the skilled youth who seek jobs abroad need certification, this university would serve the purpose and would empower our youth particularly girls.

Talking about achievements of the BBSYDP, he said that 292,000 youth in various trades have been trained successfully and have developed training material and manuals of 389 trades in English, Sindhi and Urdu.

It may be noted that BBSYDP was introduced in 2008-9 to address the issues of poverty and unemployment through free of cost skill development trainings to unemployed youth. Trainings are imparted under public-private partnership.

The chairman said that in recognition of successful trainings, the World Bank has agreed to fund training under SSDP.

The chief minister said that he would send inspection teams to visit the training centers operating under public or private sectors to ensure proper training.

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