LAHORE: METRO Pakistan Ltd in collaboration with Star Farm inaugurated the Star Farm Academy at its Canal Store Lahore, with the vision of “Enhancing Skills for Better Tomorrow”. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the senior management of both, METRO Pakistan and the Star Farm Pakistan.
Star Farm Academy aims to enhance skills of youth who are seeking support in filling the gap between their existing skills and the required skill set of jobs.
The first project titled “Retail Sales Associate Training Program” was initiated by the Star Farm Academy, and implemented in collaboration with Generation and Pakistan Skills Development Fund (PSDF) funded by the Government of Punjab and UKAid. The 3 weeks long project is designed to have rigorous class room sessions along with on-the-job training to upscale the retail sales skills. On completion of the program, the project aims to introduce these trained professionals to different retail organizations for permanent job placement.
Up till now 103 candidates have been trained under this project and 30 have already been placed in sales force department of leading retail brands.