Dow Skill Development Centre (DSDC)


Founded in December 2003, the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has been developing a tradition of excellence in education, research, and community service. DUHS has educated and trained more than 8,000 students and residents from 20 academic institutes. The University has nearly 3,000 employees, including approximately 850 faculty members at present.

The Dow Skills Development Centre, formerly “Dow Vocational Training Centre” was founded in 2010 as a social responsibility by the Dow University of Health Sciences in an effort to improve the economic conditions of low-income households surrounding the Ojha Campus area, by offering short-term Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) geared towards income generation. Over 3000 students have been trained in essential ICT skills. The

Dow Skills Development Centre (DSDC) aims to become Pakistan’s premier provider of Inclusive Hands-on Up skilling Training in Healthcare as well as trades relevant to Pakistan’s industrial environment in line with Pakistan’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). Our target demographic is marginalized segments of the population around the Dow University of Health Sciences Ojha Campus and DUHS Healthcare practitioners.

In 2022, DSDC initiated self-sustainable projects through enhance industrial collaborations. The first successful example of this was turning the defunct stitching & tailoring unit at the centre into an industry sponsored Textile Learning Factory (TLF) initiated in December 2022. This is a self-sustainable stitching & tailoring facility within the Ojha campus that imparts industry relevant skills to underprivileged persons, while also providing them job opportunities at the centre itself.

Also in 2022, responding to the rapidly increasing need for quality Health Care personnel in Pakistan, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic, DSDC initiated the DUHS Skills Enhancement Programme for DUHS. Staff across all spectrums. This is an Annual Hands-on Up-skilling & Training Pathway covering over 3000

DUHS employees are targeted to improve the level of services offered by DUHS Hospitals and Tertiary care Units and for HCPs to excel in their chosen professions. The training courses cover over 30 carefully selected development areas by senior faculty, medical practitioners, and management of DUHS.

DSDC invites youth and industry professionals from all walks of life to learn more about our many programmes and the many ways that you can contribute towards skill development by working with us. DSDC has something to offer you whether you are a healthcare practitioner seeking additional skills or an individual hoping to enter the healthcare profession.