TUSDEC trains 12,000 men, women

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore

TUSDEC (Technology Up-gradation and Skill Development Company) has completed its project “Supporting TVET Sector in KP and FATA” by imparting training to more than 12,000 men and women in demand driven courses in more than 62 trades.
The project was carried out with the funding by the European Union which also helped the successful trainees in employability. The employability ratio of the project is around 75%, which includes the youth who have got employment in formal setups, informal micro level workshops, small businesses and self-employment. TUSDEC has worked with more than 150 Training Institutes to implement the project. The project has also worked to enhance the capacity building of the selected training Institutes.
The Project Closing Ceremony was held recently with holding of a workshop to discuss the best practices, challenges/issues and way forward for the TVET sector. Bernard Francois – Minister Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan was the Chief Guest. Saadia Ainuddin- HRD Advisor, Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, Farah Hamid Khan, Secretary Industries Department, Govt. of KP, Haji Muhammad Javed-Chairman Skill Development Council, Haji Muhammad Afzal- President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industries and CEO TUSDEC Alamgir Chaudhry were also present to grace the occasion. Representatives of TVET stakeholders including FATA Development Authority, KP-TEVTA, GIZ, Training Service Providers, Employers and Micro Finance Institutes also attended.
Bernard Francois applauded the efforts of TUSDEC to train the youth of KP and FATA and reiterated to continue the support of EU for Pakistan. CEO TUSDEC Alamgir Chaudhry briefly apprised the audience about the initiatives being taken by TUSDEC to support the local industry and communities.