Vocational training key to uplift: Tajwar

ISLAMABAD – Operational Wings of National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) gave a detailed briefing about the working of the Commission to Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar who recently took over the charge of Executive Director NAVTTC after getting promotion of Federal Secretary in BS-22.

Director General Skills Standards & Curricula (SS&C) of NAVTTC Yahya Tajik gave overall briefing about NAVTTC to Executive Director. He told that National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) was established in 2005 for the first time through an Ordinance. After 18th amendment, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) was established again in 2011 through an act of Parliament under Prime Minister Secretariat which is governed by the Board of Members. Its mandate according to Act, is that it is an “autonomous organization for regulation, coordination and policy direction for vocational and technical training”.

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The core Functions of the Commission are to Formulate: National policies, strategies & regulations & training plans, National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF), Regulate affiliation of establishments & institutions – accreditation, Develop national occupational standards, curricula & certification systems, Develop TVET through Public-Private Partnership, Coordinate with provincial government in the field of TVET and Review existing regulations & recommend appropriate legislation.
He said that NAVTTC is preparing policies for the promotion of Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) through the implementation of National Skills Strategy prepared by the NAVTTC. D.G (SS&C) told that 22,000 less educated jobless youth have been trained in 100 different demand driven trades under first program of “PM Youth Skill Development Program2013-14”. While 116,776 trained in over 29 trades, under PM’s Special Initiative for Hunarmand Pakistan Program and 37,521 trained under President’s Fanni Maharat Program so far by NAVTTC since its establishment.
Moreover 22 new training projects approved by NAVTTC Board of Members’ meeting held on 19th 2014. For inter-provincial harmony, 590 youth of Balochistan are under training in reputed Technical Education and Vocational Training institutes of other provinces with special incentives.
Executive Director NAVTTC after the briefing said that Technical Education and Vocational training to jobless youth is the key for Socio-Economic development of the country. He while addressing the officers of NAVTTC on this occasion said that he expects outstanding performance from all officers with full dedication and honesty. He said that we must look far labour markets of Gulf Countries, African Countries and China for export of skilled manpower through our relevant ministries and departments.

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