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National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) was established in December 2005 as an apex body for Technical & Vocational Training and is attached with the Prime Minister’s Secretariat (Public). Being a federal agency for TVET, NAVTTC facilitates, regulates, and provides policy direction for skill development in Pakistan. Under the National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Act, 2011 NAVTTC is responsible for setting-up of national occupational skills standards, development of curriculum, national qualification framework, labour market information analysis, training of trainers, public private partnership and setting-up of institutional standards for TVET providers.

Since Since its inception, NAVTTC has taken several interventions for reforming TVET sector in Pakistan. As a first step it evolved a National Skills Strategy in consultation with all the stakeholders including chamber of commerce, employers, academia policy makers and donors. The NSS provides a comprehensive action plan for revamping of TVET in the country. Several actions have already been taken which includes development of national qualifications system for teachers, code of conduct, accreditation system, skill standards and curriculum in priority areas.