CONCEPT: The Government of Sindh has launched a major initiative, titled “Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program”, for addressing the issues of poverty and un-employment through Human resource development in the province. The Program aims to provide opportunities for short-term employment and skill development to approximately 100,000 semi-literate and educated unemployed youth in Sindh for a period varying between 3 months to one year. The unemployed youth will be offered various skill development opportunities and job oriented certification courses to adapt to local and international job markets. This will help contain poverty and improve the socio-economic conditions of common citizens. In addition, the public and private sector business efficiency will increase through a well-placed, developed and skilled workforce.
B. VISION 2009-2010 (Short-term): 1. Semi-literate and educated youth provided employable skills to meet the demand of local and international market; 2. Maximum available training institutes of Sindh Government activated and equipped to provide required training (where dormant, reactivated in stages); 3. All training material for tutors and trainees translated in either Sindhi, Urdu or English as per requirement; 4. Procedure for conducting and monitoring such training streamlined by institutes, PMU, and PCU; 5. Private and public sector coordination procedures and channels established; 6. Public awareness at grass root level of BBSYDP;
C. VISION 2015-2020 (Long-term): 1. Quality of Human resource improved (quality and discipline); 2. Trained manpower export to international markets; 3. Earning capacity of semi-literate and educated youth enhanced. 4. Reward of education recognized by a majority of urban and rural population; 5. Centre of excellence for vocational training formed in Sindh; 6. Foreign donors attracted to the program. 7. Stagflation addressed.
D. OBJECTIVES: The broad objectives of the Program are: 1. To train human resources in Sindh to cater to the needs of public and private sector in local and international markets. 2. To provide stipend to various categories of unemployed educated youth, with a view to provide them some income. 3. To provide quality trainings and certification to approximately 100,000 unemployed educated youth in first phase through technical and professional institutes and “On-Job training” by the public and private sector to increase their employability. 4. To provide linkage to the trained manpower to the local and international job market and explore self-employment opportunities.