PM Youth Skill Development Program

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Youth Skill Development Scheme under Prime Minister’s Youth Schemes is for the less educated people of Pakistan who have at least passed their Grade 8 examination.

The Youth Skills Development Scheme is aimed at providing vocational training to unemployed young individuals for acquiring productive skills for gainful employment.

Eligibility criteria:

Young men and women, who have received middle level education (8th Grade) and are maximum 25 years of age are eligible beneficiaries of the scheme.

Geographical spread:

The scheme has nationwide outreach. It is believed that outcome of such schemes shall not be restricted by factors such as provincial or regional affiliation.

Fees support:

The government would support a fee equivalent to or less than Rs.3,000 per month for a duration of six months


A monthly stipend of Rs.2,000 for six months would be paid to each beneficiary of the scheme.

Number of Trainees:

As estimated, 25,000 individuals will benefit from the scheme in the capacity of ‘trainees’.

Budget Allocation FY 2013-14:

Rs.800 Million have been allocated to the scheme in the Financial Year 2013-2014 Budget.

Executing agency:

NAVTTC/Ministry of Education and Trainings would be the central executing agency of the scheme. Provincial TEVTAs and the Federal Government Skills Training Institutes that are to work in collaboration with the central executing agency, will be responsible for designing the program and the final evaluation form.

Training program:

Standardized training modules of trades with a global demand will be offered. The duration of each will be six months.

PM Youth Skill Development Program is going to start soon. For this purpose, registration will be done and selected applicants will be offered the training. This scheme will benefit those who are not well educated and have no experience of hand on training at the technical institutes.

PM Youth Skill Development Program

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