Aimed at training unemployed youth of Pakistan for acquiring productive skills for gainful employment.
All young men/women aged up to 35 years with middle level education shall be eligible.
Madaaras students and students with disability are also encouraged to apply.
On average fee support would be Rs.5,000 per month for six months
Rs.2500 per month for six months. Rs. 3500 per month per student for FATA students.
On the Job Training
One month on the job training would be included in the 6-months program
Number of Trainees
Training in 195 demand-driven trades commonly in demand both at home and abroad.
NAVTTC/Ministry of Education and Trainings, in collaboration with Provincial TEVTAs and other Government/Private Sector Skills Training Institutes which will also design the program and final evaluation form
Phase-III (FY 2015-16):
- Budget Allocation FY 2015-16: Rs.2630 Million
- Selection of 25000 trainees for Phase-III (A) of Prime Minister's Skill Development Programme has been finalized. Classes will commence on 18 May 2016.
Phase-II (FY 2014-15):
- Budget Allocation FY 2014-15: Rs.1187 Million.
- Training classes of 25000 trainees, selected on the basis of NFC award, commenced on 17 August 2015 and ended on 16 February 2016.
- Madaris graduates, with certificates/diploma equivalent to Matric, along with disabled students were also trained in different trades in this phase.
- 5% of the total enrolled trainees were Madaris students.
- Biometric attendance of students at training institutes was introduced for effective monitoring.
- 70% biometric attendance was compulsory for the grant of monthly stipend to the students, which will be paid through branchless banking. .
Phase-I (FY 2013-14):
- Budget Allocation FY 2013-14: Rs.800 Million.
- Number of students trained = Almost 22000 across country as per NFC award quotas.
- NAVTTC launched, on 24 March 2015, a small training program for almost 3000 leftover students by utilizing Rs. 85 Million saved out of Rs. 800 Millions allocated for the first phase of the program.