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USAID-funded mobile app Hunermand links skilled youth with employers

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ISLAMABAD: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Pakistan Mission Director Julie Koenen, Federal Minister for Education & Professional Trainings Shafqat Mehmood and Chairman, NAVTTC Syed Javed Hasan today launched Hunermand, a mobile app linking skilled youth to employers.

Hunermand is expected to link skilled youth with employers and provide work opportunities to youth in Pakistan. With funding from USAID, the Punjab Youth Workforce Development Project developed this mobile app in partnership with the National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) to help youth get information on short-term employment opportunities and to help employers find skilled labor and grow their companies.

USAID Director Julie Koenen said at the ceremony, “I would like to thank all of our partners in the public and private sector, particularly NAVTTC, for their unwavering support in ensuring that we provide Pakistani youth with opportunities so that they can improve their lives, give back to their communities and contribute to Pakistan’s economic development.”.

Federal Minister Shafqat Mehmood said that providing youth with technical and vocational skills and creating economic opportunities by linking them with employers through technology would help ensure a prosperous future for them.

Through this and other programs in its three-year Punjab Youth Workforce Development Project, USAID is helping Pakistan increase employment among people under 29. So far, the project has provided technical and vocational skills to 10,000 youth, 45 percent of whom are women, in four districts in South Punjab.

USAID Director Julie Koenen said at the ceremony, “I would like to thank all of our partners in the public and private sector, particularly NAVTTC, for their unwavering support in ensuring that we provide Pakistani youth with opportunities so that they can improve their lives, give back to their communities and contribute to Pakistan’s economic development.”.

Federal Minister Shafqat Mehmood said that providing youth with technical and vocational skills and creating economic opportunities by linking them with employers through technology would help ensure a prosperous future for them.

Through this and other programs in its three-year Punjab Youth Workforce Development Project, USAID is helping Pakistan increase employment among people under 29. So far, the project has provided technical and vocational skills to 10,000 youth, 45 percent of whom are women, in four districts in South Punjab.

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