LAHORE - Technology Upgradation and Skills Development Company (Tusdec) has joined hands with the Central and North Punjab Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNP-WCCI).

The collaboration has been substantiated in an MoU signed recently binding both parties to cooperate on the issues of women empowerment by arranging for their vocational trainings and formal employment opportunities.

The MoU signing ceremony was held at Tusdec head office in Lahore. Basit Maqsood Abbasi, CEO Tusdec, apprised the guests about the various interventions made by Tusdec in the sphere of technology upgradation and skills development.

Qaisra Shiekh, President CNP-WCCI, highlighted the soaring need of imparting industry demand driven trainings to the women belonging to marginalized communities in order to enable formal earning prospects for them. According to a company spokesperson, Tusdec will be imparting free of cost trainings to the marginalized women of Punjab in various conventional and unconventional areas identified by CNP-WCCI. 

The company spokesperson further shared that Tusdec has also joined hands with Dar ul Aman Lahore, Sialkot and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Centre for Women Development in order to identify the target beneficiaries for the vocational training courses.

The MoU also seeks collation of both parties for the mentoring of modest women thereby encouraging them to effectively participate in the country’s economic oscillation. According to a senior official of TUSDEC, various paid employment opportunities will also be identified for the skilled women or they may be linked with micro-finance institutions to consummate their potentials of self-employment.

Senior officials and executive members form both sides were present on this occasion, where TUSDEC CEO, Basit Maqsood Abbasi said that TUSDEC is rigorously fostering the ideology of sustainable development of deprived communities through employable skill development and such meaningful collaborations will further catalyze the company’s efforts of building a skillful nation.