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Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan meeting with Chairman Prime Minister Youth Program, Usman Dar

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NAVTTC Launches Pakistan’s first-ever National Skills Forum in collaboration with FPCCI


Monday, October 01, 2018: National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) in collaboration with Federation of Pakistani Chambers of Commerce &Industry (FPCCI) launched the first-ever National Skills Forum (NSF) today as a platform to promote strategic partnerships between the industry, private and public sector organizations delivering technical education and vocational training across the country. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Mr. Shafqat Mehmood said, ‘Increased collaboration between public and private sector will drive thepromotion of technical skills in the country and I hope National Skills Forum becomes a platform from where lots of new ideas for skill development will be put forward.” He congratulated the Executive Director NAVTTC for bringing all the key stakeholders together at one platform and termed it important for TVET sector development of the country. Present government is committed to alleviate poverty and generate huge employment opportunities for our youth and for this purpose we are focusing on four important objectives, he said. Our top priority is to enroll around 22 million out-of-the-school children in primary schools. He expressed concern that there are various systems of education prevalent in the country and a huge disparity between public and private institutes’ syllabus and curriculum. We have to be focused to develop some sort of single national certification and curriculum system for creating a level playing field for our children so that they are able to compete on same standards and platforms, he said. We are seriously working on improving the quality of education, he said. We are also focused on skill development and we will make sure that our youth acquire marketable skills so that they can enter the job market any where in the world and for that strong support from industry is need of the hour, he added. He also emphasized on educating and empowering women for a better Pakistan. Executive Director, NAVTTC Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema said that the industry has a strong role toplay in the policy formulation for skill development and bringing a paradigm shift in the delivery oftechnical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country. While explaining the major aims of NSF, he said “The National Skills Forum is established to address the disconnect between stakeholders from public and private sector active in technical and vocational education and training (TVET)through advocacy and awareness, provide strategic guidance regarding the implementation of the TVET programmes, discuss broad strategic and policy issues, oversee the progress on TVET sector reform in Pakistan”.“TVET sector has the potential to change the destiny of our nation and I do not have any doubt if this sector becomes the top priority of our government, industry, media and key stakeholders then Pakistan will emerge as one of the biggest economies in the world”, he stressed. Ambassadors of Norway Mr. Kjell-Gunar Ericsson, ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany Mr.Martin Kobler and ambassador of European Union in Pakistan Mr Jean FrancoisCautian appreciated the initiative and called it a milestone achieved for the partnership amongpublic-private sector for promotion of TVET. They expressed hope that the present government will allot special funds for skill development and start new projects for the uplift of TVET sector of the country. They urged to improve the quality of the training so that our trained skilled workers could easily secure jobs in various CPEC projects. President of FPCCI, Mr. GhazanfarBilour, congratulated NAVTTC for establishing a national apex forum for promotion of public private partnership and envisioned hopes for the achievement of the objectives laid down at this platform. National SkillsForum is intended to reflect the full range of interdependencies to foster cooperation, emphasizeon the effective use of resources, and highlight the need of coordination in planning, to pursuethe objectives of the National TVET Policy. The NSF aims to increase the collaboration between the Federation of Pakistani Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) to bring both the government and the industry at one platform for offering employable skills to the youth according to the needs of the industry.