KARACHI: Pakistan’s largest telecommunication and ICT services provider, PTCL Group signed an agreement with the Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities Pakistan (NOWPDP) and Deaftawk to launch the third cohort of its flagship skill training programme, Justuju for professional development of persons with disabilities (PWDs).
For the 3rd cohort, the programme duration has been extended from six weeks to six months with two months of soft skills training and four months of on-the-job training to allow extended mentorship and learning for professional success.
Justuju internship programme is one of the most sought-after internship programmes, designed to bridge the gaps in the society through social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities. Talented individuals are prepared for career through robust training and hands-on experience under expert mentorship at PTCL and Ufone offices.
Speaking at the occasion, Group Chief People Officer, PTCL & Ufone, Shoaib Baig said, “Justuju is one of the key business initiatives by PTCL Group to promote diversity and inclusion within our own ranks and across the corporate world.
Nearly six percent of Pakistan’s population has some form of disability and excluding them from our socioeconomic system can deprive the country of a valuable talent pool.”
Copyright Business Recorder, 2022