The Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth Project will fund training for 10,000 Pakistani youth in various tourism-related skills over three to six months. A ceremony was held at the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) office to sign a memorandum of understanding between the World Bank-funded project and the PSDF.
The agreement was signed by project director Waqas Malik and PSDF chief operating officer Ali Akbar Bosan, in which both parties agreed to collaborate to produce skilled youth who would positively contribute to Punjab’s tourism sector.
Thousands of students in Punjab will receive training. Tour guides, tour operators, travel agents, chefs, transportation managers, artisans, marketers, vendors, artists, interpreters, web designers, world bank and many other positions require hospitality skills, including females.