Punjab Skills Development Fund Conducts Virtual Recruitment Drive for Graduating Students
Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) conducted a virtual recruitment drive on June 22, 2021 for BSc Management Science, Accounting & Finance, Economics, and Economics & Political Science students graduating in 2021.
Ms. Saman Masood, Lead Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding at PSDF, started the session with a brief introduction of herself and the company. PSDF is the largest skills development fund in Pakistan, set up by the Government of Punjab in collaboration with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). PSDF also manages the skills training funding provided by the World Bank. It funds trainings for over 100,000 youth every year in 250+ demand-driven trades through an ecosystem of 500+ training partners, primarily from the industry and private sector training providers. PSDF has played a leadership role in creating a skills training market with 90% of training partners in the private sector.
Mr. Akbar Hussain, Head of Marketing and Communications, then took the stage and introduced himself. He talked about the different projects pertaining to women empowerment they have undertaken with Amazon VA and Foodpanda, in order for an economically and socially sustainable future. He then shared details of other programmes which include training for placements, international placements, Entrepreneurship, and many E-learning programmes. PSDF has also organised non-Muslim youth programme to upskill and uplift the marginalised community. Mr. Hussain also shared some statistics, stating that 450,000 + graduates have been trained in 250+ trades.
Then Ms. Anjal Anis, LUMS alumna and Associate of Programme & Business Development, shared her PSDF journey and mapped her milestones. Sharing her experience and activities conducted at PSDF, she also talked about the various projects and programmes at the company.
In the end, Ms. Saman Masood talked about the opportunities at PSDF and asked students to join them on the company social media platforms for further updates.
The drive concluded with an interactive QnA session.