Pakistan inches towards a better TVET system


Staff Reporter

Islamabad —A number of public and private sector organizations displayed their contribution towards promoting the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and its ongoing reform in Pakistan at an event held here at a local hotel.
The Executive Director NAVTTC Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema inaugurated the event. While ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan Mr. Jean-François Cautain, ambassador of theFederal Republic of Germany Ms. Ina Lepel, ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mrs. Jeannette Seppen and ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway Mr. Tore Nedrebo were the guests of honour.
The event was supported by the TVET Reform Support Programme, a five year initiative launched in 2011 to support the Government of Pakistan in improving access, relevance, equity and quality of the TVET sector. This Programme is funded by the European Union and the governments of the Netherlands, Germany and Norway. The Programme is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close collaboration with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC). The first phase of the ongoing TVET sector reform is coming to an end in December 2016, while the second phase will commence from Jan 2017 onwards for another five years.

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