Turkey supports Pakistan in Technical, Vocational and Training (TVET) Sector

 

Highly skilled youth is the crucial aspect of enhanced industrial productivity leading to increase in exports and an overall growth in the economy”. This was said by the Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan, while addressing a meeting with the members of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). To increase collaboration and cooperation in the field of technical and vocational education and training, a 2-member Turkish delegation headed by the Country Coordinator of TIKA, Mr. Gokhan Umut, called on the Executive Director at NAVTTC HQs today. Dr. Khan briefed the delegation about the role of NAVTTC as the apex TVET body of Pakistan. Turkey has excelled in technical and vocational sector and we wish to learn from their best practices so that we could replicate and benefit from their expertise here in Pakistan, he said. Pakistan has a huge youth bulge and their positive engagement is the only way to peace and prosperity which can be achieved through creating more employment opportunities for them, he added. He stressed on the need for initiating more joint ventures with Turkey to enhance the capacity building of institutes, training of trainers, creation of Centers of Excellence, recognition of Pakistani qualifications and placement of Pakistani skilled workforce both inside the country and abroad. Our main focus has been on improving the quality of institutes and training during the past few years, he said. The Executive Director invited the delegation to visit a few Pakistani training institutes to witness the progress and improvement in their quality and standards of training. While acknowledging the importance and necessity of improvement in the TVET sector of Pakistan, Mr. Gokhan extended full support from Turkey for building a stronger Pakistan. He assured of more future collaboration saying the promotion of vocational training in Pakistan is one of their top priorities. He appreciated the efforts of NAVTTC for uplifting TVET sector of Pakistan through following holistic approaches which will not only create more job opportunities but also improve the living conditions for Pakistani youth.

Sector Skill Councils launched to promote employment of skilled youth

Thursday, February 22, 2018: Leading trade and business associations within hospitality and construction sector and National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) on Thursday launched the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) to train and produce the skilled workforce as demanded by the two key economic players in Pakistan. The ceremony was held at a local hotel in Islamabad hosted by NAVTTC where representatives along with leading business industry representatives from the textile, renewable energy and agriculture sector were also present. Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of Pakistan and National Security Advisor Mr Sartaj Aziz said that “an interest of the private sector in the demand-driven training, as well as demand analysis of workforce, will assist greatly in the development of skilled workforce as per the need of their our industry.” He appreciated the structured approach of engaging private sector for the development of skilled workforce in Pakistan and for reducing the gap between industry and academia. He said that Sector Skills Councils can play a vital role in promoting TVET sector of Pakistan, equally benefitting the industry and government. He said that unemployment is a serious issue for our country and the only solution to this problem is to engage our youth in getting skills so that they are able to support their families. Executive Director NAVTTC Mr Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema said that the establishment of the councils will help to bridge the gap between the public-private sector for the policy alignment as well as producing qualified workforce. He said that our future is associated with the promotion of TVET sector. If it becomes the priority of government, industry and media, all of our problems may be solved. This sector has the capacity to change destiny of our nation, he stressed. He said that if the government introduced a special package for TVET sector, it would increase our economy. The Sector Skills Councils are being promoted as one initiative to support the reform of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Pakistan. They are intended to be a mechanism to secure the greater involvement of employers in the design and implementation of publicly-funded training and to increase the quality and scale of training. The initiative is supported by the TVET Sector Support Programme (SSP), which is funded by the European Union and governments of the Germany and Norway. Establishment of SSCs in textile, renewable energy and agriculture sector is also under consideration by NAVTTC to promote the public-private partnership. Aisha Khan, president of the Hospitality Sector Skills Council, declared the establishment of Sector Scheduled Councils as a historic moment, saying that it would further strengthen Pakistan’s TVET sector. She said that new trends in view of market demand will be reviewed and soon the tourism sector will also be included in the Hospitality Sector Skills Council. Shahid Rafique, president of the Construction Sector Skills Council said he would also provide On the Job training to the graduates of NAVTTC which will help them to secure jobs in CPEC projects.

Establishment of PM-CJ Fund For Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dam

Tuesday, September 11, 2018: The Prime Minister has been pleased to call for public donations for PM-CJ Fund for Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dam. The Fund Details are shown in picture.

Summary of NAVTTC Graduates

NAVTTC is maintaining a National Skills Information System (NSIS), which is being updated on day to day basis. It contains information on number of TVET Institutes, Programs / Trades / Technologies, Graudates, Enrolled Trainees, Registered Industry (Employer) and number of workers in the industries. The data has been collected from provincial TEVTAs, Boards of Technical Education, Trade Testing Boards, provincial Industries Departments, Bureau of Statistics, FPCCI, Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and variou Surveys i.e. Labour Force Survey, Census of Manufacuturing Industries. The Summary of TVET Gradutes in Pakistan is given below: For details see our NSIS Website

 

Industry In Pakistan

NAVTTC is maintaining a National Skills Information System (NSIS), which is being updated on day to day basis. It contains information on number of TVET Institutes, Programs / Trades / Technologies, Graudates, Enrolled Trainees, Registered Industry (Employer) and number of workers in the industries. The data has been collected from provincial TEVTAs, Boards of Technical Education, Trade Testing Boards, provincial Industries Departments, Bureau of Statistics, FPCCI, Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and variou Surveys i.e. Labour Force Survey, Census of Manufacuturing Industries. The Summary of industries in Pakistan is given

 

Industry In Pakistan

NAVTTC is maintaining a National Skills Information System (NSIS), which is being updated on day to day basis. It contains information on number of TVET Institutes, Programs / Trades / Technologies, Graudates, Enrolled Trainees, Registered Industry (Employer) and number of workers in the industries. The data has been collected from provincial TEVTAs, Boards of Technical Education, Trade Testing Boards, provincial Industries Departments, Bureau of Statistics, FPCCI, Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and variou Surveys i.e. Labour Force Survey, Census of Manufacuturing Industries. The Summary of industries in Pakistan is given