ICT R&D Fund Company to start technical training programme

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ICT R&D Fund Company to start technical training programme

ISLAMABAD, Feb 24 (APP): Minister of State for Information
Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman has directed Chief
Executive Officer Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Research and Development Fund Company to float a Request for
Proposal (RFP) RFP for start of National Technical Training
Programme.
The programme was approved in the previous board meeting for
development of ICT skills required for employability, so that
youngsters could be turned into skillful human resource after
getting an appropriate ICTs training.
She stated this while chairing 50th Board of Directors meeting
of ICT R&d Fund Company here at Ministry of IT on Friday.
The board approved training of one million youngsters in
freelancing skill set in the next five years.
The purpose of the meeting was to review the status and pace
of different ongoing projects of ICT R&D Fund Company.
The board was apprised by the CEO that 8th March was announced
as cut off date for submission of proposals for establishment of
four more Incubation Centers.
The board was also presented draft RFP for start ups for IOT
, FinTech, and Robotics.
Anusha Rehman said the government attached highest
priority to ICTs development to materialize Prime Minister Mohammad
Nawaz Sharif vision of “accelerated digitization”.
She directed the company to gear up their efforts to meet all
given timelines for all seven incubation centres within stipulated
timeframe.
Federal secretary IT Rizwan Bashir khan, Member Telecom
Mudasar Hussain, Member HR, CEO ICT R&D Co Yousaf Hassan and other
board members were also present in the meeting.