Pakistan to become independent in technical, vocational fields soon

Meeting of donors, development partners

Staff Reporter

Executive Director of NAVTTC, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema Thursday said donors and the development partners should come forward for establishing world class training institutes or upgrading the existing institutes. He said this during a meeting of donors and development partners here at NAVTTC headquarters, a press release said. Representatives from European Union, Germany, GIZ, Netherlands, Norway, USAID, World Bank, UNESCO, International Labour Organization (ILO), JICA (Japan), KOICA (Korea), UNHCR, UNDB, Saudi Arab, Qatar, Kuwait, UNDP, Turkey and UAE attended the meeting.
NAVTTC, which was spearheading the reform in partnership with various TVET sector organizations at federal and provincial levels, had achieved a number of milestones, set under the National Skill Strategy (NSS), the executive director said.
He briefed the members about the recent initiatives of NAVTTC including establishment of Job Placement Centers at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Competency Based Training and introduction of modern assessment system. He said soon Pakistan would be independent in technical and vocational field and would be able to provide technical support to the other countries.
Zulfiqar Cheema appreciated the efforts and contribution of the members towards TVET reforms and emphasized on active and increased participation of the donors and development partners.
He further added that NAVTTC was committed to impart technical and vocational training to youth of the country especially of backward areas, to boost their morale and confidence level and make them useful citizens of the country and to enable them to earn sustainable livelihood.

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