Applications are now open for next phase of NFTP, a joint initiative of MoITT and PITB to provide honorable online employment to Pakistani youth.

Applications are now open for the next phase of the National Freelance Training Program (NFTP), a joint initiative of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to provide honorable online employment to Pakistani youth.

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT) has a vision to empower the nation’s youth through freelancing training. To make this vision a reality, a comprehensive National Freelancing Training Program (NFTP) has been developed, which provides modern training to aspiring freelancers in all provinces of Pakistan.

This ambitious program aims to achieve long-term economic growth by empowering women, reducing inequality, achieving gender balance, and providing cutting-edge training. This, in turn, will aid in increased global representation, partnerships, and social upliftment of the nation’s underdeveloped regions.

In this regard, PITB Chairman Faisal Yousaf stated that the NFTP program is proving to be a game changer for the youth, with over 9,000 students having completed the training and earning more than 2.2 million dollars in foreign exchange.

Across the country, up to 20 training centers have been established to provide unemployed youth with 3-month training in the fields of technical content marketing, advertising, and creative design. It is worth noting that the government of Pakistan has been offering discounts ranging from 70% to 100% on tuition.

Admission to the NFTP program requires a National Identity Card (CNIC), domicile in the respective province, and graduation qualification. The NFTP admits students between the ages of 18 and 40.

The National Freelance Training Program (NFTP) is a government-sponsored program aimed at providing training and support to freelance workers, including independent contractors, gig workers, and self-employed individuals. The program’s objective is to help these workers develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the freelance market and to grow their businesses.