Skillful youth is vital for progress of economy

Salim Ahmed

The present government has given immense importance to TVET sector and implemented youth skill development program. Skillful youth is vital for progressing economy. Job opportunities are not much for youth in our country.
These views were expressed by Governor Punjab, Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana during the Toll Kits distribution ceremony of NAVTTC trainees who completed their training under Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Program held at Governor House, Lahore.
The ceremony was attended by President, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Abdul Basit, renowned Columnist Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Chief Editor of Urdu Digest Altaf Hassan Qureshi and prominent industrialists and media personnel.
The governor emphasized that due to technical and vocational training opportunities for employment will be increased within and out of the country as well. Consequently, it would lead to enhancement of foreign exchange.
On this occasion, the Executive Director, NAVTTC, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema while addressing the audience said that due to technical and vocational training poverty in the country has been evidently decreased and the youth is tremendously been attracted towards technical training. He further said that NAVTTC has successfully been able to transform obsolete examination system with contemporary effective and result oriented system comprising of 90% practical exercises. President, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Abdul Basit said sincere efforts and steps have been taken to make this sector efficient and functional by the head of NAVTTC. He assured that Lahore Chamber and all industrialists under the umbrella will fully support NAVTTC. At the end of the ceremony the Governor Punjab distributed tool kits among the pass out trainees of NAVTTC.
Many young boys and girls informed that NAVTTC has provided them employable training in different trades like beautician, fashion designing, electrician, and plumber due to which they are earning handsome amount and now are able to support their families.

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