The UK government’s vision to educate young people about the latest trends in different professions and career paths
Gilgit – Gilgit-Baltistan chief secretary Rashid Mehmood plans to hold the biggest career festival in the region’s history. It will be a scintillating 5-day festival that will honor the towns of Gilgit and Skardu.
He said the UK government’s vision is to make young people aware of the latest trends in different professions and career paths. We want to empower and broaden their horizons to become the future data scientists, computer programmers, financial managers or legal practitioners.
He said for the event, they will bring together leaders of various professions from across the country to inspire and motivate our children by sharing their experiences and journeys. Other than that, big companies, universities, and recruitment agencies will have their custom booths to share materials with candidates. The event will also include book festivals and science fairs to encourage students who are expected to attend in large numbers from all corners of the province. Our goal is to make this a watershed event and a model for other provinces to follow, he added.
The Chief Secretary has further constituted a committee comprising the Secretary for Education, Secretary for Finance, Secretary for Social Welfare, Secretary for Information Technology, Additional Secretary P&D, Chief Executive of GBRSP and renowned educators to oversee the overall management of the event.
The terms of reference of the committee are to organize the event on July 25, 26 and 27, 2022 in Gilgit and on July 28 and 29, 2022 in Skardu. It will coordinate with NEST, STEAM Pakistan, Major Universities, PSEB, IGNITE, USF, Pacha and Pafla for appointing and arranging speakers for the event. He will further make logistical arrangements for transportation of school children to Gilgit and Skardu for maximum attendance at the event. In addition, the committee will also send invitations and manage any other file related to the event. The Secretary of Education has been appointed as the overall lead on organizational matters for the event.