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October 4, 2016

Baligh for focus shift to vocational education

Islamabad

 
October 4, 2016

Islamabad: We must shift our focus to technical and vocational education in order to meet the demands of enterprises, which require skilled workforce. 

This was stated by State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Engineer Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Monday while speaking at the International TVET Conference Pakistan 2016 arranged by the NAVTTC here.  "It’s an honour for me to welcome you all at the first ever International TVET Conference arranged by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, said the Minister. The aim of this conference is to reform the TVET sector and to promote high and sustained growth of our economy," he said.

The minister said skill development and technical trainings were key to the success of a country’s socio-economic development and that they also helped in improving employment rate in the country. 

He said the government was fully committed to providing free professional and technical education and trainings to the unemployed youth and NAVTTC was playing a significant role in this regard.

"We have launched different competency based training programs so that our youth could be trained according to the international quality standards," he said.