Experts call for skilled labour force to attain economic growth

Zubair Qureshi

Stressing the need to grab a substantial share of employment in the international as well as local labour market, experts at a webinar were of the view that the goal could be achieved only through getting technical education and vocational training that would also ensure economic stability in Pakistan.

The webinar titled ‘Accelerating Pakistan’s Economic Growth through Skilled Labour Force’ was arranged by the TVET Sector Support Programme (SSP) with an aim to highlight the significance of skills development for the youth to become globally competitive as well as ensure sustained economic and social development.

The TVET SSP is funded by the European Union, Germany and the Norwegian Embassy while its implementing partner is the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in close collaboration with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) and many other private sector organizations.

Labour Market, TVET and gender expert Sabina Ahmed, labour economist and labour market expert Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir and Head of TVET SSP Iris Cordelia Rotzoll were the experts in the webinar panel.

Moderator Sonia Omair, Technical Advisor Communication TVET SSO, explained the importance of TVET sector and technical and vocational training to achieve strong careers in the national and global labour market.

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