The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would make all out efforts for the promotion of the technical and vocational education and training (TEVT) so that millions of its youth can have access to gainful employment.
Mr. Mohammed Salim Khan, chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government expressed these views at a meeting with the chairman of National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Syed Javed Hassan who called on him at his office in Peshawar.
The meeting was attended by the Executive Director NAVTTC Dr. Nasir Khan, Regional Director General NAVTTC KP Dr. Faheem, Managing Director KP TEVTA Syed Sajjad Shah and TVET Sector Support Programme team leader for Private Sector Engagement Mohammed Ali Khan.
The chairman apprised the chief secretary on the recent developments in the TVET sector including the roadmap developed for the skill development in the country as per the vision of present government.
He lauded the government of KP for implementation of National Vocational Qualifications Framework through the conversion of all its traditional skills training programmes into Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A), creating a paradigm shift in the improving quality of the training.
The chairman assured the chief secretary that NAVTTC, being the apex body of the TVET sector in the country would extend all its support for the smooth conversion and implementation of the reform in TVET sector.
The chief secretary Mohammed Salim Khan at this occasion said the provincial government would make headway in removing the bottlenecks for the establishment of Centre of Excellence in Peshawar, which is being established with the support of the TVET SSP, funded by the European Union and governments of Germany and Norway.
Later, chairman NAVTTC also paid visit to the proposed Centre of Excellence at Govt Technical Teacher Training Centre(GTTTC) Hayatabad and reviewed different trainings at the centre on various initiatives of reform.