Pakistan and Finland Launch Vocational Talent Boost Program for Youth

Islamabad, Pakistan and Finland have initiated the Vocational Talent Boost Program, aimed at enhancing vocational training and employment opportunities for Pakistani youth. Supported by a grant of 1.5 million euros, the program was developed in cooperation with Finland’s Turku Vocational Institute and Pakistan’s National University of Technology (NUTECH).

According to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the European Union has approved this collaborative initiative under the Pakistan-Finland Cooperation framework. The program will focus on critical sectors such as hospitality services, construction, and health, aiming to align NUTECH’s vocational training standards with those of the European Union and to cultivate a highly skilled workforce.

The first group of trainees from this program is scheduled to travel to Finland by October 2025, where they will seek employment opportunities, further integrating international standards and practices into Pakistan’s vocational training framework.

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