Youth Employment Project - Entrepreneurial Mindset Training for Technical and Vocational Students/Graduates

Youth Employment Project - Entrepreneurial Mindset Training for Technical and Vocational Students/Graduates

2nd October, 2018: Youth Employment Project for Men was launched by AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) at IBA city campus. IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and United Nation Development Program (UNDP) Pakistan has collaborated for the implementation of the Youth Employment Project (YEP) in Karachi. The Youth Employment Project aims to improve human capital profiles of Karachi’s youth by providing Entrepreneurship training and mentoring to 500 vulnerable youth in marginalized areas of Karachi. The beneficiaries of YEP are the youth of Karachi who have some technical skills.

The first batch of 50 male students was started by Dr. M. Shahid Qureshi (Program Director IBA AMAN CED). The objective of this program is to create entrepreneurial verdict in the youth of Pakistan, so that the deteriorating job mindset could be replaced with the contemporary entrepreneurial mindset. The students are being trained about integrating their technical and vocational skills and to start their own entrepreneurial ventures. Consequently, they will become self-sustainable and will also be able to support their families. Dr. Shahid Qureshi gave examples of Allama Iqbal's Khudi concept, Effectual Lens and Ashfaq Ahmed's articles to motivate the students.

Mr. Moin Ul Atique was invited as a guest speaker during the initial session of Men's Youth Employment Project. Mr. Moin is a former international cricketer of Pakistan who played under the captaincy of Skipper Imran Khan. He emphasized that sports are essential for a healthy life & mind and individuals must participate in the daily activities.

A team building exercise was conducted during first day of Youth Employment Project for Men. Students were asked to develop paper towers with the help of provided materials including; newspapers, tape, scissors etc. The group with the tallest tower won the activity.

Youth Employment Project - Entrepreneurial Mindset Training for Technical and Vocational Students/Graduates
Youth Employment Project - Entrepreneurial Mindset Training for Technical and Vocational Students/Graduates
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