E-Rozgar centre opened at UET

TAXILA: As many as 40 e-Rozgar centres are being established in 11 universities across the province at an estimated cost of Rs547 million where three-month training will be imparted to the youth to enable them to get self-employment in the global online job market.

This was stated by adviser to the Punjab chief minister Dr Umar Saif at the inaugural ceremony of an e-Rozgar centre at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila.

Dr Saif said e-Rozgar centres would nurture the country’s intellectual capital to make a perfect blend of creativity and self-sustainability to make them value-creating members of society. He said the training would equip the youth to have a range of avenues to generate self-sustainable income through online freelancing for various sites around the globe in technical, non-technical and creative areas.

The adviser said the entrepreneurship and self-business opportunities through freelancing would help the youth explore more profitable avenues besides contributing to the national economic development.

Speaking on the occasion, UET Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad said the scheme would bring down unemployment.

Later, the e-Rozgar lab at the UET was renamed as Dr Umar Saif Lab.