Sindh Skills Development Project signed with World Bank - October 26, 2011

World Bank has informed that the main challenges facing the country include limited access to vocational education and training, lower quality of education and the shortage of skilled labor force hindering Pakistan’s future growth. In order to cater to this problem i.e. shortage of skilled labor force, the Sindh Skills Development Project has been signed with World Bank to equip 50,000 youth in Sindh province with marketable and employable skills. Data shows that only 1% of Pakistan population has ever received technical education or training while only 4% enters into higher education. Lack of skilled labor force is one of the most problematic factors for doing business in the country. The above project will provide training to youth through Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program (BBSYDP) and Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA).

Source: Published in Pakistan Today, October 26th, 2011