Islamabad—In order to encourage and motivate the youth to acquire skills and training in Technical and Vocational streams, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) organized a “Zonal Skills Competition” today at National Training Bureau. In this competition hundreds of trainees from different TVET Institutes (Private and Public sector) participated with enthusiasm and exhibited their skills in 10 diversified trades including plumbing, industrial electrician, welding, beautician, fashion designing/dress making, general electrician, civil surveyor, quantity surveyor, auto-cad and graphic designing.
Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, Executive Director NAVTTC was the chief guest of the ceremony, president Rawalpindi Chambers of Commerce, Raja Aamir Iqbal was also present on this occasion.
Amir Iqbal appreciated the initiatives of NAVTTC for holding skill competitions across the country and said that such healthy competitions are necessary to boost the morale of the students.
He praised the quality of the skills of the trainees and committed to offer them jobs in Rawat Industrial Zone, saying that NAVTTC is doing a commendable job in producing highly skilled work force.
On the occasion, Zulfiqar Cheema said that instead of wandering here and there for jobs, our youth should focus on acquiring marketable skills as it is only through gaining skills that they would be able to support their families and may earn even more than doctors and engineers.
He said that under new examination system, ninety percent of the exam would be based on practical knowledge. Whomever will hold the NAVTTC’s certificate, he would be able to secure jobs at home and abroad. Skill development is the only path to overcome unemployment and poverty alleviation and by prioritizing technical and vocational skills we can make our youth useful and productive citizen of the country.
He further added that we are committed towards positive development of the youth and enabling them to become technology producers.