Punjab skills Development Fund (PSDF) has launched a new initiative known as the Skills for Market (SFM). Baseline survey and already conducted research indicated that rural populations wish to obtain vocational training in those trades which are relevant to the local economy and are imparted close to their villages. Skills for Market (SFM) initiative has been designed to meet the needs of rural populations. The initiative focuses on those local trades which will open up opportunities for self-employment, informal contractual employment/piece work and small/micro-businesses.
Under this initiative vocational trainings will be organized by IRM to 500 individuals in the rural population of district Bahawalpur. Addressing the training needs of rural populations, Skills for Markets (SFM) focuses on those trades which open up opportunities for self-employment, informal contractual employment/piece work and small/micro-businesses. Establishing a linkage with markets of the trainees’ products or services has been built into SFM as a special feature.
Training material including trainee manuals, and competency based modules have been developed for need based vocational trainings. Modules for business management skills, numeracy, literacy, communication, creativity, and planning have been developed as well as part of IRM vocational training programme. To ease the accessibility of rural poor for training, mobile training centers have been established in Bahawalpur district where trainings are imparted at door step.
Duration: November, 2013 to March, 2015
Target Beneficiaries: 500 women
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