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March 26, 2020

UNHCR announces technical training

Islamabad

March 26, 2020

Islamabad : The UNHCR, in partnership with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), has announced technical skills training opportunities for 2,500 Pakistanis and Afghan refugees.

The three to six-month trainings will be offered at NAVTTC-recognized institutes across Pakistan. Certificates and tool kits will be provided upon completion in order to enable students to seize livelihood opportunities.

“UNHCR supports these trainings to empower young people so that they can find a decent living and become productive members of society,” said UNHCR’s Deputy Representative in Pakistan Iain Hall, adding “we encourages ambitious youth to come forward and apply online on the NAVTTC website by April 30, 2020 to be considered for this valuable training.”

Previously, more than 3,500 Pakistanis and Afghan refugees have been trained since 2018 in areas such as heavy machinery operation, wielding, plumbing, mechanics, computers, electrical wiring, cooking and tailoring/fashion design.

Priority will be given to Pakistanis and Afghan refugees aged 16 to 24 years. Afghan refugees must hold Proof of Registration cards. UNHCR-mandated refugees will also be eligible.

“Despite the challenges that the global pandemic is presenting, UNHCR remains committed to maintaining its essential activities, including by offering livelihood opportunities that benefit both Pakistanis and Afghan refugees, while also supporting Pakistan’s ongoing response to COVID-19,” a press release states.