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February 17, 2015

NAVTTC approves vocational trainings projects for jobless youth


February 17, 2015

ISLAMABAD: The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission’s (NAVTTC) board of management on Monday approved the projects to impart vocational training to less educated jobless youth across the country.
This was the 13th board of management of the NAVTTC, which was presided over by Nestle Pakistan Limited Chairman Syed Yawar Ali and attended by its members from public and private sectors.
It approved 40 small vocational training projects, under which 7,805 youth will be trained with an estimated cost of Rs334.9 million under the Prime Minister Hunarmand Pakistan Programme (PMHPP).
According to the province / region-wise breakup, 1,340 men and 735 women from Islamabad / AJK / Gilgit-Baltistan through 10 projects, 400 men of KPK through seven projects, 730 men and 430 women from Sindh through seven projects, 1,164 men and 626 women from Punjab through seven projects, 900 men and 1,480 women from Balochistan through nine projects, will get training.
Moreover, the BoM also approved the establishment of National Accreditation Council for Technical and Vocational Stream, which would be an autonomous body.
NAVTTC Executive Director Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar (Secretary of Board of Management) welcomed all the board members and initiated the formal proceedings of the meeting after the chairman’s opening remarks. He briefed about the agenda of the meeting to the board members.
Syed Yawar Ali highlighted the role and performance of NAVTTC being an apex body for the promotion of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the country.
The role and importance of TVET is being realised across the world, he said, adding, no education can be completed without technical and vocational education and training, so, skilled manpower is a key to economic development of the country.
NAVTTC is playing an active role in creating linkages between general education and vocational training and has realised how to impart technical and

vocational education and training to youth of this country and enable them for market-based better employment and self-business growth, he added.

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