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Google announces 15 thousand scholarships for Pakistanis

While unemployment is on the rise in Pakistan, on the other hand, there are many job opportunities for the youth who have skills. According to Rosie.p statistics, the most opportunities in Pakistan are in information and communication technology. While Google has decided to provide full support and scholarships to Pakistani youth under the “Unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential” campaign.

In this regard, the company’s regional director for Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Farhan Qureshi says that

said that under this program we are offering 15,000 scholarships for Pakistanis in partnership with Institute of Rural Management and Ignite so that those who want to learn skills can also get certificates at no cost.

Not only 15,000 scholarships have been announced by Google, but the digital media platform will also provide free training and certificates to the youth.

Google’s Career Certificates aim to provide easy learning pathways for Pakistanis to acquire the most sought-after digital skills for employment.

According to a report by Alpha Beta, if fully exploited, digital technologies could generate an annual economic growth of 9.7 trillion Pakistani rupees (US$59.7 billion) in Pakistan by 2030.

It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan’s information and technology sector has made remarkable progress over the past years with an average annual growth of 30-20%.

ICT-related exports have recently increased to US$5 billion, and the Ministry of Information and Technology believes that “this sector has the potential to become (the country’s) largest export industry.” Currently, Pakistan Around 4.7% of the workforce is working in the ICT sector, of which 6% or about 200,000 workers are women.

The Google Certification Program will give developers, students, teachers, researchers, and businesses the opportunity to grow faster. For this, partnerships have also been established in the public and private sectors

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Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of Raabta.net. He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to Aagahi.pk, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.
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