Current Project

Skills for Market Linkage

Punjab Skills Development Fund launched the scheme “Skills for Market Linkage” in July 2017. Under the scheme, a total of 3,440 individuals from the districts of Sheikhupura, Kasur, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur, Lodhran will be trained. Trainings will have imparted in trades such as hand embroidery, adda work and commercial tailoring.


  • Provision of demand-driven trainings to rural women in textile / garment sector
  • Engaged specialised community-based training providers
  • Training program includes initial core skills training, business management module, project work followed by market linkages
  • Establish market linkages with product buyers
  • Provision of micro-finance for establishing new businesses
  • Empower the rural women to set up their own businesses

Students will be trained.



Program Outcomes:

  • 3,600 rural women to be trained in demand-driven trades
  • Coverage: 9 districts of Punjab (Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Khanewal, Nankana Sahib, Kasur & Sheikhupura)
  • Businesses are set-up at village level to ensure market linkage with buyers
  • Provision of tool-kits to ensure sustainable business outcomes
  • Structured market linkage opportunities for rural females so they have sustainable income streams even after the program concludes