Prime Minister Youth Skills Development Program

Federal Government of Pakistan has initiated "Prime Minister's Youth Skill Development Program" to alleviate poverty, provide a skilled workforce to industry, enhance employment opportunities and to meet international labor market needs. Under this program, total 25,000 unemployed youth (belonging from lower and middle-class families) will be provided Skill Development Training in 100 demand driven trades. 

The program is being executed by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Government of Pakistan. The duration of Programs is 4 to 6 months (including 1-month On-Job-Training). The selected trainees will be given a monthly stipend of Rs. 2,000/- (Rs. 3,000 for FATA Trainees). In a few trades, free Tool-Kits will also be provided. The training will be provided in 350 public and private sector Technical and Vocational Training Institutes, across the country.

Training will be provided in different fields e.g. Dress Making, Embroidery, Fashion Designing, Beautician, Welding, Auto-CAD, Solar, Poultry, Ceramics,  Quantity Surveyor, Cooking, Chef,  Agriculture, Live Stock, Auto Engineering, IT, Telecom, Electrician, Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Wood-working, Plumbing, Civil Surveyor, Computer, Services,  Heavy Machinery Operator etc.

Eligibility criteria

All young men/women, Pakistani citizens with a valid CNIC between age 18 – 35 years.

Age Limit:

18-35 years


At least have passed 8th Grade

Last Date of Application:

15-03-2015 is the last date of application submission.


Classes will be started from 24-03-2015.

Training Duration:

6 Months


A monthly stipend of Rs.2,000 (Rs.3,000 for FATA trainees) for six months would be paid to each beneficiary of the scheme.


No admission or monthly fees

Number of Trainees:

3052 number of trainees will be trained in this first phase. Total 25,000(estimated) people will be trained under this program.

How to Apply:

Any Pakistani citizen who meets basic criteria may submit duly filled applications with attested photocopies of educational certificates, domicile, CNIC and 02 passport size photographs in your nearest institute from the list given below 15 March 2015.


10 percent quota for special/ disabled persons.
05 percent quota for minorities.


For information and inquiries, call Toll Free Number 0800-77000.

Application Form for PM Youth Skills Development Program

Youth Skills Development Program - Application Form

Information and Instructions

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Courses are being offered in various technical and vocational institutes of Punjab, Sindh, KPK, AJK, Balochistan, Islamabad and FATA.

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