DigiSkills: Pakistan launches first ever government backed freelance programme

DigiSkills: Pakistan launches first ever government backed freelance programme

ISLAMABAD - DigiSkills, Ignite’s flagship program to train 1 million freelancers in Pakistan, has been formally inaugurated by Anusha Rehman, Minister for Telecom and IT on her second last day of ministership ahead of the government’s retirement.

A brainchild of Mr. Yousaf Hussain, CEO of Ignite, National Technology Fund, DigiSkills is said to be Anusha’s favorite program, as she believes that the program has the potential to single-handedly take the country’s IT exports to over $10 billion in just a few years.

For those who don’t know, DigiSkills is a first of its kind government-backed initiative that aims to train 1 million freelancers in Pakistan.

The program will comprise of online courses, and every Pakistan is invited to enroll in these courses totally free of charge.

Every individual will have to take two courses, one of which would be “freelancing”, while the other can be selected from the following options:

- E-Commerce Management - Digital Marketing - SEO (Search Engine Optimization) - QuickBooks - WordPress - AutoCAD - Creative Writing - Graphics Design

With DigiSkills up and running, any Pakistani — within Pakistan or abroad — can register in any of the above courses to learn the skills to ultimately start offering their services online.

Simply go to this URL <link> to enroll yourself in courses currently available or you can wait until more courses are made available later on.

The “freelancing” course, a must for any aspiring freelancer, will focus on do’s and don’ts of freelancing. Hisham Sarwar, a freelancer with experience of over 15 years and the top freelancer on Guru.com for several years running, is going to teach you the tips and tricks of freelancing in the simplest possible way.

In addition to freelancing, you can pick any other course to develop your skills and start offering your freelancing services to the world.