Highlighting the role and importance of the skills sector for employment, income generation and empowerment – Latest News – The Nation
ISLAMABAD – A China-Pakistan Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Cooperation and Development Seminar was held alongside the kick-off ceremony of the China-Pakistan Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) series of activities China-Pakistan TVET at the Embassy of Pakistan in China.
NAVTTC Executive Director Sajid Baloch addressed the International Seminar on Vocational Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
He highlighted the role and importance of the skills sector for employment, income generation and empowerment.
Technical and vocational education and skills development are recognized globally as the key to reducing poverty, achieving sustainable economic development, peace and prosperity.
The Government of Pakistan is fully committed to human resource development and skills development. The largest initiative of the “Prime Minister’s Youth Skills Development Program” is carried out by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC). The main focus is on high-tech skills, computer skills such as artificial intelligence, e-commerce, graphic design, robotics, cybersecurity, hospitality, etc., he said. .
In addition, the government has just approved a new project to establish 250 VTI vocational training institutes across Pakistan. Many of these new VTIs will also serve as joint testing and certification centers for the NAVTTC-TAKAMOL Credential Verification Program in Saudi Arabia to test and certify qualified potential Pakistani emigrants for Saudi Arabia.
The government is committed to providing employment to over one million skilled workers, for the local and international labor market and to improving the socio-economic status of 1.67 million family members through the provision income-generating skills in demand, Baloch said.
According to Mr. Sajid Baloch, NAVTTC contributes to the development of national human resources and has generated a large number of jobs for skilled young people, both overseas and domestically, for the benefit of individuals as well as the national economy.
The government is focusing on imparting quality and demand-driven skills among the youth and NAVTTC under the leadership of the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, NAVTTC has taken many steps to organize the skills and the TVET system of the country on modern lines, and provides high-end training, in accordance with international standards.
NAVTTC has trained 379,350 young people as Certified Skilled Professionals, 71% of whom are employed in the labor market. 40,361 young people were trained in high-tech skills, eg artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity and IT.
NAVTTC has developed the National Skills Information System (NSIS) to provide data management of qualified trainees.
NAVTTC also created the National Job Exchange Tool (NEXT) and Job Portal with a database of 4,00,000 certified skilled youth and 3,00,000 jobs from 700 employers available in real time. 46,725 skilled workers have been certified and onboarded through RPL (recognition of prior learning) and the National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF). NAVTTC has developed 200 qualifications.
The Executive Director said that NAVTTC is making every effort to bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled labor in Pakistan and the Government of Pakistan intends to take full advantage of learning thanks to the rich experience of developing countries like China in all areas of the economy. , particularly in the sector of technical and vocational education and skills.