PR No. 15 Islamabad

Donors and the development partners must come forward in the field of establishing world class training institutes or upgrading the existing institutes. This was said by the Executive Director of NAVTTC, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, during a meeting of donors and development partners here at NAVTTC HQs today. 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 is spearheading the reform in partnership with various TVET sector organizations at federal and provincial levels, has achieved a number of milestones, set under the National Skill Strategy (NSS), said the executive director. 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 that soon Pakistan will 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 is committed to impart technical & 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.

In this meeting, several reforms for implementation of Competency Based Training (CBT), training of teachers and assessors, involvement of private sector, and imparting state of the art training to the youth in the demand driven marketable trades were thoroughly discussed. The donors and foreign experts appreciated NAVTTC’s initiative of establishing Job Placement Center and organizing skill competitions across the country. They applauded the performance of NAVTTC during the past two years and assured their full cooperation in revitalizing the current training system.