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NAVTTC setting up skill councils to involve industrial sector

By our correspondents
July 20, 2016

Islamabad: The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) is establishing skill councils to ensure better involvement of the industrial sector.

This was stated by NAVTTC Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema while speaking at a conference of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) here as the chief guest.ICCI Senior Vice President Sheikh Parvez Ahmad presided over the event.

The NAVTTC executive director said, the commission was imparting technical and vocational training to the youth in the trades, which were in demand both at national and international market, to put them in a better position to secure jobs.

He said Pakistani youths were paying attention to the sector and were getting enrolled in various technical and vocational courses. “The skilled youths are being offered with jobs on daily basis both by local and international industry and employers,” he added.

Zulfiqar Cheema said the future of the country was linked with technical training and only skill development would lead the country to progress and prosperity and thus, reducing unemployment and poverty.

He said a job placement centre was recently established at the NAVTTC Headquarters and that was being operated by a website. “The list of around 0.7 million skilled youths along with their complete details is placed on the website. The data is shared with all chambers of
commerce and industry, national and international experts and employers. This is a big step towards provision of jobs to hundreds of trained youth,” he said.

The NAVTTC ED said the commission was establishing Sector Skill Councils to ensure more involvement of the industrial sector.He said during the current phase of PMYSDP, the NAVTTC had introduced a special course for domestic workers who would be imparted with specialised training in cooking, cleanliness and security.

Zulfiqar Cheema said the NAVTTC was currently working on the inclusion of multilingual ideas in the syllabi of all trades.“Initially, in all trades English and Arabic languages has been included in curricula modules. The latest module will ensure work ethics, punctuality, norms, values, rules in all trades to improve the image of Pakistanis abroad,” he said.He said to avoid accidents during training, safety courses were conducted for the trainees, while the focus was being done on special education courses.