“Interactive linkage with Private Sector is exigency of time”, said the Chairman, National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) on eve of validation workshop of Sector Skills Council- Hospitality at NAVTTC HQs, Islamabad today. NAVTTC and TVET-Sector Support Program carried out study to analyze demand and supply of labor market to come up with effective and efficient strategies for skill development in the country. The Executive Director, NAVTTC emphasized the role of Sector Skills Council in all sectors including Hospitality Sector. He expressed the Sector Skills Council-Hospitality Sector will guide NAVTTC to ensure quality training, employment opportunities, entrepreneurial ecology and ensuring socio-economic suitability through Vocational and Technical Skills in the Hospitality Sector. Mr. Muhammad Ali, TVET SSP seconded the importance of role of Sector Skills Council and added that that through recommendations of Sector Skills Council-Hospitality, an effective skill development plan could be ensured. Leading industry from Hospitality sector participated in the workshop. Ms. Sonia Emaan, TVET SSP moderated the session and updated the house regarding present and future SSC-H outcomes. During the validation workshop it was strongly recommended to take necessary initiatives to make industry-led sector skills council, updation of National Skill Information System (NSIS), industry to update their demand and supply on the NAVTTC portal, small and medium restaurants be involved in future studies and analysis, quality concern in future study and last but not the least tourism eco-system. It was decided that for newly Sector Skills Council the entire sector will be covered to play dynamic role. It was also agreed that NAVTTC and TVET SSP would provide all possible technical support to the SSC-Hospitality to ensure to play a dynamic role in quality training for employment both locally and internationally, cultivate entrepreneurial culture and enhance skill development opportunities. The validation workshop ended with the agreed decisions to streamline the sector skill council and make it more representative of the stakeholders in the hospitality sector.