Kamata Pakistan joining hands with Punjab Vocational Training Council to facilitate blue collar workers

Lahore, October 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): A contract signing ceremony between Kamata Pakistan and Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) was organized at the PVTC Head Office today. On behalf of Kamata Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Junaid Saleem, CEO Kamata Pakistan signed the contract with, Mr. Faisal Ijaz Khan, Chairman PVTC.

Under the contract, PVTC will share data/profiles of its vocational trainees with Kamata Pakistan for exploring job opportunities. Kamata Pakistan will link these potential employees with employers, thus offering matchmaking services. The collaboration is one of its kinds to open new avenues for the unemployed and new labour market entrants who lack social and informal networks for securing jobs.

Studies reveal that workers skilled in vocational trade have limited access to employment networks restricting their ability to find relevant jobs. On the other hand, employers sometimes face immense difficulties in finding the right worker.

Kamata Pakistan has provided a platform for blue collar workers to get access to job opportunities and blue collar employers to choose the best worker from a pool of job seekers. In pursuing its aim, Kamata Pakistan has joined hands with PVTC to open job opportunities for its graduates.

Kamata Pakistan (http://www.kamatapakistan.com) is a web and mobile based start-up dedicated to bringing better job opportunities to the blue-collar (informal) job sector (cooks, technicians, welders, helpers, office boys, factory labour, sales persons etc.) by appropriately connecting with the right employers and job seekers via various digital mediums – website, SMS and social networks. It hence aims to generate livelihoods and reduce unemployment by facilitating the flow of information between the workforce and the employers.

PVTC is an autonomous body established by Government of Punjab through the PVTC Act of 1998. PVTC aims to serve its mission of poverty alleviation through Muslim Charity (Zakat) and participate in private sector through communicating demand driven skill training and enhancing employability for deprived youth. At present, PVTC operates around 172 Vocational Training Institutes (VTI’s) with annual pass out capacity of 35,000.

For more information, contact:
Kamata Pakistan
Lower Ground Floor, Leeds Centre,
Main Boulevard, Gulberg
Lahore, Pakistan.
Landline number: (042) 35783625
Mon-Friday 09:00am-06:00pm

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