Ignite National Technology Fund (MOITT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Rural Management (IRM) to achieve the Google Career Certification (GCC) targets.
According to a press release issued here, the MoU was signed by CEO Ignite Asim Shahryar Husain and CEO IRM Dr Roomi S Hayat in presence of the Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-Ul-Haque.
In his statement highlighting the event, Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin-Ul-Haque said that this alliance would further equip people with theoretical and practical knowledge to gain in-demand skills that can lead to jobs in the fields of IT support and automation, project management, UX design, data analytics, digital marketing and e-commerce and much more.
“This will also give an edge to certified trainees while getting entry-level jobs besides achieving career advancement,” he added.
He said that Ignite carries an unmatched experience in delivering free online training, hence through this partnership, National Technology Fund will help achieve the desired goals of IRM and Google. He also appreciated the core team for bringing forth such valuable programs through national and international collaborations for the youth.
On the occasion, CEO Ignite Asim Shahryar Husain said that this agreement would provide both Ignite and IRM with a framework to achieve the GCC goals in the best way possible. We are eager to engage and equip our prospective learners with the Google Certification Career activities.
He said that DigiSkills Training Program has already received more than 2.7 million enrollments over the last 4 years in 10 different freelancing courses and in Phase II five new courses have been added to the program and the goal is to take Pakistan’s freelancing exports to a billion dollars within the next 3-4 years.
“Youth are the destiny driver of the nations, and the GCC program would function as a catalyst to open a new paradigm of opportunities for them,” said Dr Roomi S Hayat, CEO of IRM.
He shared that during the last 30 years, IRM trained 1.2 million youth in various courses and ensured their economic independence and empowerment, especially women. Under this MoU, IRM and Ignite shall enable youth to have practical employable in-demand certificate courses, and real-time problem-solving skills to capture the bigger national and international job market, he added.
As part of this agreement, IRM and Ignite are expected to engage 15000 learners through various initiatives across Pakistan. This agreement reinforces Ignite’s commitment to supporting innovation and tech advancement.