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Governor says technical education must for development

By Bureau report
May 05, 2016

PESHAWAR: Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Wednesday said that opportunities were being made available to the youth to get technical education as it was the only path to prosperity and development.

“Our youths are very talented. They have the potential to work for the progress of the country,” he told the prize distribution ceremony of National Skills Competition organised by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) here.

“Our human capital is our biggest asset. We need to utilise it by giving technical and vocational training to our youth,” he added.The event was also attended by Ina Lepal, German Consulate, Jeannette Seppen, Consulate for Netherland, Jean Francois Cawtain, Consulate of European Union, Executive Director, NAVTTC, Zulfiqar Cheema, Industrialists, Heads of Training Institutes, Skilled Youth and others.

The skills selected for the competition were beautician, dressmaking, fashion designing, textile designing, fine arts, cooking, etc. The governor distributed cash prizes of Rs50,000, Rs30,000 and Rs20,000 among the 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders of each trade.

On the occasion, the governor visited and inspected the stalls and appreciated the work of trainees.Addressing the ceremony, Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said the skilled human resource was essential for running the industrial units.

He said that technical trainings can play a vital role in the social and economic development of the country.“The youth must be well-educated, well-trained and well-equipped to enter in the job market,” he said.

Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said the government had started various skill development programmes for the youth. “These training programmes meet the needs of the local industries and a large number of youngsters could get overseas jobs and contribute to remittances,” he added.

The governor said that there was a dire need to work as a nation to stabilise Pakistan. “Our skilled manpower could lead the country to the ultimate goals of prosperity and self-reliance,” he added.