President Mamnoon Hussain Monday said acquisition of technical training was necessary for youth to enable them earn livelihood, end their despondency and promote positive thinking. Addressing a prize distribution ceremony of the National Vocational Training and Technical Commission (NAVTTC) here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President said “We must give hope to our youth” and added that both NAVTTC and Prime Minister Youth Skill Programme could be very useful in this regard.
He said it was the responsibility of every segment of the society to play its due role in making these programmes successful and contribute towards national development and progress.
The President urged upon the NAVTTC to focus on Balochistan, particularly its coastal areas and Gwadar so that the local youth could accrue maximum benefit from employment opportunities.
He said job opportunities would be created after the operationalization of the Gwadar deep sea port and the economic corridor. He asked NAVTTC to design programmes for training large number of youth to work in shipping industry and related fields, terming it a “national service”.
President Mamnoon also expressed satisfaction that NAVTTC was acting as useful liaison agency between skilled workforce and business and industrial entities providing employment. This, he said, would balance the requirement of market for skilled manpower and facilitate both the youth and the entities in hiring of skillful workforce. He said placement centres have been setup in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to facilitate these matters.
He said the NAVTTC’s resolve to establish such centres in other cities and divisional headquarters was commendable. The President also urged traders and industrialists to employ the youth trained by NAVTTC on priority in their required fields. He said it would put trained and hardworking manpower at their disposal at reasonable remuneration.