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FOREELANCING WORKSHOPS – TechHub PITB Pakistan Foreelancing Training

The TechHub Connect’s series on freelancing training “Foreelancing Workshops” is currently inviting applications for its third cycle. Anyone interested in monetizing their skills through freelancing is eligible to apply. Here is a direct link to Foreelancing Workshops by The TechHub Connects (PITB – Pakistan Institute of Technical Board).

Foreelanicng Workshops - Best Foreelancing Training
Foreelanicng Workshops – Best Foreelancing Training

Key Features of Foreelancing Workshops

Aimed at imparting the basic freelancing training to the people, TechHub Connect runs Foreelancing Workshops. Two sessions of the said program have already been completed with massive success. Although, the previous workshops focused on providing the technical skills, this year the scope of the program has further been expanded to include the necessary soft skills as well.

AIM of Chairman PITB for Foreelancing Workshops

“Pakistan is the 3rd largest provider of freelancers in the world with freelancing contributing to one-third of Pakistan’s software exports.” said Dr. Umar Saif, the Chairman PITB, “ we are going to train people in 40 centers across 36 districts, empowering them to contribute positively towards Pakistan’s economy”.

Foreelancing Workshops in Pakistan

The said session of the program will run for 10 weeks beginning from the 3rd October 2016. The free of cost training will be provided to the short-listed candidates through workshops conducted at 40 dedicated centers in 36 different districts.

Following are the dates and application forms for each module:

Non-Technical Foreelancing Workshops

  • Soft-skills (3rd – 21st October): This 3-week long compulsory workshop will allow participants to learn about different avenues for freelancing. The workshop will also cover basic communication, project management, branding, and marketing skills. This workshop will be mandatory for all Foreelancing students. For application, visit this link.

Technical Foreelancing Workshops

  • Graphics Designing (24th – 28th October): In this one-week long workshop, trainers will be sharing principles of design, logo design, stationery design, etc. Make sure you have some know-how of design software like Adobe Photoshop & illustrator. If you are into digital designs then you must apply for this! The application can be made from here.
  • IOS Development (31st October – 4th November): This one week workshop has been designed to train skilled iOS developers on how to freelance in this particular domain. The projects one gets are pretty complex and there’s an art behind closing these hence, prior experience of at least 6 months will be required if you want to apply for this! Apply from here.
  • Web Development (7th November – 18th November): This 2-week workshop mainly revolves around introducing the basics of web development in Ruby on Rails & PHP. This workshop requires a technical background as a prerequisite. To apply, fill out the form available here.
  • Social Media Marketing (21st – 25th November): Workshop designed to teach participants how they can freelance in Social media marketing. How to take companies on board and monetize by helping run their social media pages. Apply here.
  • Android Development (28th November – 2nd December): This workshop is designed for teaching the basics of Android development and how to monetize from it. The application can be made from here.
  • Game and 3D Unity Development (5th – 9th December): This workshop is an excellent opportunity for people who want to learn how to make games! Apply for this training from here.
  • Project Management (12th – 16th December): Last but not least, this workshop will teach freelancers how to, negotiate with clients, document their product, and maintain the quality of their service. Apply from here.

Other Foreelancing Training in Pakistan

Here is a list of training for foreelancers in Pakistan. Read Best Foreelancing Practices in Pakistan.

This time around, the entire focus of our workshop is going to emphasize on Soft-skills that are essential to one’s success in the foreelancing market. Shortlisted candidates will be offered training by our competent trainers that include Ms. Ayfer Khan, Ms. Faiza Farooq, Mr. Ali Raza, Mr. Farhan Ahmed, Mr. Muhammad Shoaib, and Mr. Gul Muhammad according to the following schedule:

  • Introduction on freelancing
  • Domains of freelancing
  • Platforms for freelancing
  • Communication skills of freelancing
  • Ethics of freelancing
  • Payment Procedures for freelancing
  • Project management for freelancing
  • Entrepreneurship through freelancing
  • Last Date for submission of applications is January 30, 2017).
  • Introduction on Freelancing

Training Outline for Foreelancing

Here is the Training Outline for Foreelancing in Pakistan. Read Top Foreelancing Courses in Pakistan.

  • What is freelancing and types of freelancing?
  • Why Freelancing?
  • Who can be a freelancer?
  • Freelancing as a career and scope
  • Motivation ( Success stories )
  • Advantages and disadvantages of freelancing
  • Domains of Freelancing
  • Designers & Creatives
  • Programmers & Developers
  • Administrative Support Specialists
  • Writers & Translators
  • Finance Professionals
  • Sales & Marketing Professionals
  • Platforms for freelancing
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • People per hour
  • Communication skills of freelancing
  • What are communication skills?
  • How to communicate with clients?
  • Persona
  • Proposal Writing
  • Email Writing
  • Resume Writing
  • Dispute and negotiations
  • Ethics
  • Ethics of freelancing
  • Consistency
  • Obedient
  • Loyalty
  • Efficiency
  • Reachability / Response
  • Time management
  • Maintain the quality work
  • Keep in touch / follow up of the work
  • Organize yourself
  • Honesty
  • Be cooperative and respect
  • Payment Procedures for freelancing
  • Withdraw payment through Platform
  • Wire transfer through Bank
  • Western Union
  • Online Transfer to a bank account
  • Project Management for freelancing
  • Who is a project manager?
  • Quality of a project manager
  • How to do effective time management for the project?
  • How to distribute work among the team?
  • How to negotiate with client open project cost?
  • How to ensure the quality of work?
  • How a freelancer can be a project manager?
  • Entrepreneurship through freelancing
  • What is an entrepreneur?
  • Why be an entrepreneur / Scope?
  • How to become an entrepreneur?
  • Risk of being an entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurship in history
  • A journey from freelancing to entrepreneur
  • Successful Entrepreneurs

How to Apply on Foreelancing Courses

Candidates can apply for one or more workshops before the prescribed deadline. The candidates can choose to take part in the soft skills alone but every other training will be accompanied by the complimentary soft skills training. The deadline to apply is on the Official Website. After the receipt of the application, a merit list will be compiled for each module against its respective selection criteria. The candidates, therefore, are encouraged to apply only for those modules for which they possess the prerequisite skill set.

About PITB’s TechHub Connect

The PITB’s TechHub Connect is the first and only Pakistani public sector co-working space for freelancers. The co-working space runs the free-of-cost training sessions for the welfare of the general public. The top-rated freelancers from the TechHub Connect join the training sessions on a voluntary basis to provide the best possible guidance to the trainees. The first two cycles of the program have successfully been conducted. Of more than 60 people who graduated from these workshops, 80% are actively pursuing freelancing as a full-time or part-time career choice now.

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