The Governor Sindh Imran Ismail distributed certificates among the skilled workers in a certificate distribution ceremony of Skills Competition – 1st Karachi International Salonniere Certificate Ceremony – under Technical and Vocational Education Training Sector Support Program (TVET-SSP), at a local hotel here on Monday.
It was a competition of cooking among chefs of Pakistan, Germany, Norway, Greece, Azerbaijan, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
TVET-SSP is funded by European Union and Government of Germany & Norway for supporting Pakistan to improve the access, quality, equity and relevance of TVET.
The program is being implemented by GIZ, in close collaboration with NAVTTC, TEVTAs and Private Sector.
The Governor Sindh observed that Pakistan’s greatest asset was its human social capital. “We need to do more to equip young people, both in jobs and seeking work with the skills to contribute to the country’s economy, in order to contribute to their communities and to foster individual talent”, he emphasised.
He said that the National Policy for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), sets out – for the first time in the country’s history – the commitment to invest in the development of skills that are necessary in fast-changing and transforming global economy.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail reiterated that the Government believed that increased attention to, and investment in skills development was a national priority; and efforts are underway to improve governance and private sector participation in the technical vocational education and training sector (TVET), with a view to raising the quality of skills development in line with labour market demands.
The Governor Sindh Imran Ismail appreciated the endeavours of Chef Association of Pakistan for organising such a colourful and tasteful event; and as well as for their resolve to represent Pakistan in the coming international chef competition.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail also assured maximum possible support and assistance to the association for promoting their future programs.
Head of Program TVET-SSP Iris Cordelia Rotzeli said that the programme’s objective was to provide direction, support and an enabling environment to the public and private sectors to implement training for skills development in order to enhance social and economic profile.