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