Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) is the largest skills development fund in Pakistan. PSDF was established in 2010 as a not-for-profit company set up under the Companies Ordinance 1984 by the Government of Punjab (GoPb) in collaboration with UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). PSDF also exclusively manages the skills training funding of the World Bank.
PSDF’s purpose is to shape the future and well-being of our poor and vulnerable youth by giving them access to skills training of the highest standard so they can find sustainable employment and income-generating opportunities in Pakistan and beyond.
PSDF started its operations in the 4 poorest districts of Punjab. Since 2016, The geographical remit has expanded to the entire 36 districts of Punjab. PSDF has trained almost 300,000 underprivileged youth across Punjab, which includes 180,000+ male and 110,000+ female graduates. These graduates have been trained in approximately 250 demand-driven and market relevant trades across 10 sectors.
PSDF has played a leadership role in creating a skills training market with 90% training partners in the private sector. With 400 training partners that deliver training on behalf of PSDF, out of which over 150 are businesses across the 10 sectors. PSDF has adopted an output-based funding mechanism where it funds contract-to-completion outputs as well as completion-to-income generation outcomes.
They will shape the future and well-being of their poor and vulnerable youth by giving them access to skills training of the highest standard so they can find sustainable employment and income-generating opportunities in Pakistan and beyond.
VALUESResults - Driven
They always have their eyes on the results. They will be resilient, persuasive and persevering until they get the results they are looking to achieve, individually and as a team.
They welcome and push for change. They encourage their people to be entrepreneurial, take some risks and learn from mistakes. They constantly look for new ideas, and value 'out-of-the-box' thinking.
Striving for Excellence
They will always challenge the status quo and continuously strive to be the best. They take pride in every-thing they do; from our people, to their services and in their relationships with their partners.
They value team results over individual results, are loyal and open-minded towards each other, give and get honest feedback, proactively help and support each other to deliver results.
Respect & Fairness
They will always be fair in their dealings with everyone they work with and with each other. They will deal with one another with honesty and mutual respect.
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