National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC ) will launch six-month training course on domestic house keeping in order to provide skilled labor force for house caring facilities, which will also help in controlling the use of children in domestic services.
Under the initiative, the NAVTTC would start the provision of skilled domestic house keepers during next 6 months to fulfill the requirements of the professional house keepers for local market as well as to un-taping the growing demands of Middle Eastern markets, Chief Executive Officer NAVTTC Zulfikar Cheema said. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he said that the quality and standards of technical and skill development courses introduced by NAVTTC were highly recognized by the international institutions.
As the recognition of its efforts to provide quality and standard skill education to youth, Pakistan has become the 78th member of the World Skill Council in the first time of the history as 77 countries were the members of this council, he added.
He informed that during 2016, about 50,000 youth were provided different skill training, adding that more 100,000 youth of the country would be trained during the current year in order to enable them not only earn a respectable livelihood for their family but to create jobs for others.
He said NAVTTC had devised a mechanism to train 100,000 youth on demand driven trades and it had started skill development courses for heavy machinery operating to fulfill the demand of international and domestic labor markets. He said that after the initiation of multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the demand of skilled labor had significantly increased and NAVTTC had also starting negotiation with Chines government to establishing vocational centers along with the CPEC routes.
Besides, he said that the examination system and curriculum of training courses had also been updated and a sector skill council had been formed, which were monitoring the training courses to strengthen the quality of skill development courses. He said that international development partners including Japan, Korea, Turkey and Australia was actively supporting the NAVTTC for their initiatives, adding that China had also expressed its commitment for establishing the technical training centers along with the routes of CPEC.