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Breaking Barriers For PWDs: PTA Takes On Graduate Intern Through Telenor Pakistan’s “Open Mind Programme”

In an important step towards creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has successfully taken on its first graduate trainee through the Disability Inclusion Management Trainee Program in partnership with Telenor Pakistan under their “Open Mind Pakistan (OMP)” program.

A joint ceremony was held at PTA Headquarters in Islamabad, attended by officers and representatives from both PTA and Telenor Pakistan.

On January 22, 2022, PTA signed a partnership agreement with Telenor Pakistan whereby the regulator agreed to receive one female PWD – supported, trained and placed by Telenor. PTA is the first public sector organization to partner with a telecom operator and initiated its Disability Inclusion Management Trainee Program in partnership with Telenor Pakistan.

As part of its digital gender inclusion initiative, PTA has introduced the program to promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce. The Disability Inclusion Management Trainee Program is designed to provide female graduates with disabilities with opportunities to gain valuable legal work experience and develop their skills in a supportive and inclusive environment. In addition, PTA is committed to fostering a culture where diversity and inclusion are celebrated and employees feel respected, valued and empowered. The PTA building and website provide accessibility and support according to international accessibility requirements and standards. PTA is one of the few government organizations in Pakistan with a website with full accessibility features.

The graduate intern underwent extensive on-the-job training at Telenor Pakistan, where he worked alongside experts in data analytics, business communications, statistical analysis and research. The internship at PTA provides the intern with a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the role of PTA, as well as the regulations and policies that govern it.

Telenor Pakistan’s Open Mind Pakistan program was launched in 2013 to use accessible design and assistive technologies to equip trainees with the best tools for skills development and on-the-job training. With a special focus on providing a merit-based, equitable platform to individuals with disabilities, the Open Mind program addresses all of their needs and supports them in overcoming physical, visual, hearing, speech or mobility obstacles on their way to success.

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Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is the founder of Freemium World, a geek by nature and a professional Blog writer . I love to write about new technology trends, social media, hacking, blogging and much more.

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