The “Grow with Google” program was launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) and Google. This program provides 5,000 scholarships for Google certifications that are in high demand. The initiative aims to improve the skills of the province’s youth so that they can look into better career options in the global market and become more competitive globally.
TechValley in Pakistan is running the program, which will also focus on making it possible for women to take advantage of the opportunity. It will start on International Women’s Day to honor women’s contributions to society.
The initiative comes at a time when there are worries about a global shortage of digital skills. Experts have said that a lack of qualified candidates is preventing millions of jobs from being filled. A World Economic Forum report says that a lack of skilled workers could leave over 85 million jobs vacant by 2025.
A recent report from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan warned that Pakistan is experiencing a digital skills gap, with a lack of skilled workers in fields like software development, data analytics, and cybersecurity.
By providing young people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the global job market, the “Grow with Google” program will assist in addressing this skill shortage. The Higher Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Social Welfare Department, the National Incubation Center Peshawar, and Khawateen Rozgar Services are launching the program together.
Talking at the send off, Dr. Sahibzada Ali Mahmud, the Overseeing Overseer of KPITB, underlined the significance of upskilling the adolescent to satisfy the needs of the computerized age.
will help our young people build a better future for themselves and their families by giving them the chance to learn the skills that are in high demand worldwide Introduction of 5,000 Scholarships by KP and Google for the Most Demand Certifications.
The initiative was praised by Muhammad Khalid, Secretary of the Science, Technology, and Information Technology Department, who stated that it would aid in closing the digital skills gap in the province.
The “Grow with Google” program is a great way to give young people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a chance to learn the skills they need to be successful in the digital age. To help the province’s youth compete in the global job market and close the digital skills gap, he emphasized the need for additional programs like this.”
One of the many programs that the KPITB and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Science, Technology, and Information Technology Department are implementing to improve youth skills and close the digital skills gap in the province is the “Grow with Google” program. They are working to create a brighter future for the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and ensure that they are prepared to succeed in the digital age with the assistance of partners like Google.