In a bid to address the issue of unemployment in Pakistan, METRO Pakistan & Star Farm led a training programme in collaboration with PSDF and Generation to train youth holding intermediate degrees and looking for jobs. The first batch of Retail Sales Associates training programme graduation ceremony took place recently at METRO Pakistan’s Head office in Lahore.
Most of the candidates lack basic skills for the jobs they apply or do not have the understanding of how to prepare and pass the interview. This lack of knowledge and less focus towards the root cause of unemployment has never been addressed before.
Mr. Zeeshan, COO of Star Farm officially welcomed all the guest and participants. Ms. Sadaf Country Director of Foundation for Youth Employment Pakistan motivated all the participants’ congratulated and equipped them with the tips that will help in their upcoming phase of life. Mr. Marek Minkiewicz, Managing Director, METRO Pakistan, shared his requirements from the retail sales associate with his extensive experience in the same industry. Mr. Jawad CEO of Punjab Skill Development Fund shared his thoughts and stories with the participants.
Mr. Ishaq and Ms. Sadia, graduates from first batch, enlightened all the honourable guest with their heart-warming life stories and experiences of how this training programme has revolutionised their lives. All the participants were confident that they will pass the interview which was aligned for the next day.