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Upskilling the Youth of Balochistan with Google Career Certificates Scholarships offered by Tech Valley Pakistan

5th April 2023, Quetta – Tech Valley Pakistan is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with five different departments of the Government of Balochistan to distribute Google Career Certificates Scholarships in the region. This is Tech Valley, Pakistan’s first collaboration with the Government of Balochistan, which includes a partnership with Colleges, Higher and Technical Education Department, Education Department, Science, Information and Technology Department, Labor and Manpower Department, Industries and Commerce Department and Health Department.

The MOU signing marks a significant milestone in Tech Valley Pakistan’s efforts to empower individuals and communities through digital education and skill development in Pakistan. As part of the partnership, Tech Valley Pakistan will be working closely with the all these departments of Balochistan to provide access to high-quality digital education and skill development programs.

During the ceremony, Chief Secretary Balochistan, Abdul Aziz Uquaili, mentioned, “I want to recognize the efforts of Tech Valley, Google Career Certificates program and all of our departments especially our Information Secretary who made this partnership possible today. Through this program, our goal to provide access to high-quality training and certification programs that can help our graduates compete in the fast-paced and dynamic tech industry.”

The Google Career Certificates program is a flexible, self-paced online training program that can prepare learners for careers in various high-growth fields. The program includes specialized training, assessments, mentorship sessions, and hands-on practical experience. Additionally, the program is taught and developed by Google employees with decades of experience in these fields.

“We aim to uplift the youth of Balochistan by providing them access to latest digital tools and certifications. With the support of Tech Valley Pakistan, we can help our learners gain access to cutting-edge digital education and skill development programs that can prepare them for the job market.”  Said Hamza Shafqaat, Information Secretary, Government of Balochistan.

Scholarships will be provided for globally recognized certifications in job-ready skills like Project Management, UI/UX Design, Digital Marketing and E-commerce, IT Support and Automation, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity. 

“This partnership is an excellent opportunity to extend our commitment to empowering individuals and communities in Balochistan by providing access to digital education and skill development programs that can enhance employability and bridge the skills gap,” said Umar Farooq, CEO Tech Valley Pakistan. He further added, “I am extremely thankful to Mr. Hamza Shafqaat for inviting us here today and supporting us in our mission to provide job-ready skills to the youth of Pakistan.”

Tech Valley Pakistan is committed to empowering individuals and communities in Pakistan by providing access to digital education and skill development programs. The MOU signing with 5 Departments of Balochistan is an important step towards achieving this goal and ensuring equal opportunities for all.