Considering importance and swiftness in the process of verification of certificates, NAVTTC is taking a revolutionary step towards for introduction of online verification and attestation system of TVET sector certificates issued by all Qualification Awarding Bodies (QABs), which includes all provincial Boards of Technical Education (BTEs) and Trade Testing Boards (TTBs) across Pakistan. The system will facilitate Pakistani youth for attestation process for employer in Pakistan and abroad. This decision was taken during the meeting chaired by Dr. Nasir Khan Executive Director NAVTTC and the participants included Akhtar Abbas Bharwana Chief Operating Officer Punjab TEVTA, Shahnawaz Badar Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council, Sajjad Ali Shah Managing Director KP-TEVTA, Director Sindh TEVTA, Dr. Masroor Chairman Sindh Board of Technical Education, Nazir Khan Niazi Chairman Punjab Board of Technical Education, Hidayatullah Khan Chairman KP Board of Technical Education, Nabeela Kazmi Chairman Board of Technical Education Punjab, Sanaullah Assistant Director Ministry of Foreign Affair, Malik Waheed Ahmed NAB, Ijaz Brohi Sindh Trade Testing Board, Air Commodore (Retd) Nadeem Khalid Director NUTECH, Masood ur Rehman Secretary Education AJ&K, Javed Marwat Secretary Industries KP.
Dr. Nasir Khan, Executive Director, NAVTTC highlighted that this long-awaited initiative is very important for enhancing quality of TVET sector in Pakistan and improving employment opportunities for Pakistani youth at home and abroad. It will increase confidence of the employer of foreign countries on Pakistani certification system, which will help to earn more remittances. Moreover, it will help Pakistani employers to hire genuinely skilled Pakistani youth.
All the participants appreciated NAVTTC’s initiative regarding online verification and attestation system and assured full support to accomplish the task. Javed Marwat, Secretary Industries KP/Chairman KP TEVTA emphasized the need of the online system and including all registered training institutes in the ambit of certification system. Hidayatullah Khan, Chairman Board of Technical Education KP assured that we are ready to provide data linkages from 2013 till now without any hesitation and our team will fully cooperate with NAVTTC for this national cause. Nazir Khan Niazi, Chairman Board of Technical Education Punjab supported the idea and told the meeting that this initiative of NAVTTC will improve quality of overall quality of TVET sector in Pakistan. Dr. Masroor Ahmed, Chairman Sindh Board of Technical Education appreciated the idea and emphasized the importance of online verification and highlighted that it will facilitate our foreign employer for process of validation for our youth working abroad.
Dr. Nasir Khan, Executive Director, NAVTTC asked TEVTAs to participate in PSPD Plus Initiative of the Federal Government through which foreign training institutes and companies will be invited to collaborate with Pakistani technical institutes for Public-Private-Partnership mode of cooperation. Executive Director, NAVTTC desired that all TEVTAs across Pakistan should participate in the PSDP Plus for revitalizing their training institute and upgradation of quality and standards of technical education. Through this initiative, Pakistani youth would acquire foreign degree while studying in Pakistan, which will enhance the chances of their employability home and abroad.
Mr. Muqeem ul Islam Director General (AC&IC) asked TEVTAs to participate enthusiastically in the drive for international accreditation which has been initiated by NAVTTC to upgrade the quality and standard of the institutes, which will improve overall image and acceptability of youth trained in Pakistani youth at home and abroad. Dr. Nasir Khan, Executive Director, NAVTTC apprised the institutes to provide details of institutes for provision of equipment with the Chinese Government support in the context of CPEC. The equipment will be provided to institutes in the vicinity of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under CPEC.