(May 7, 2018)
President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Monday said under the strategy of TVET, various programs have been launched to produce fine and skilled work force in all developing and developed countries of the World. National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) serves the very purpose in Pakistan and playing important role in eradicating unemployment from the Country through free technical training, on job training and job placement centers.
The veteran business leader while talking to the business community said NAVTTC had recently organized an international conference where delegations from different countries including China, UK, Australia, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Malaysia have shared their experiences regarding TVET programs in their respective countries. NAVTTC under the leadership of its executive director Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema is working effectively in achieving its defined targets.
The former minister said 227 federal institutions are serving thousands of youth in more than 1300 programs while in provinces 1275 public and 2523 private institutions under TVET strategy are producing more than 4 lacs skilled workforce per annum for the industry. Job placement centres are playing the role of bridge between skilled work force and employers. Through this platform, more than 4.5 lacs skilled workmen have been employed in more than 42 thousand industries.
Mian Zahid Hussain said NAVTTC is playing significant role in providing skilled work force to the industry in accordance to the need of industry. He suggested increased business community involvement in projects working under TVET for more effectiveness.
Industrialization in the Country is expected to grow further in view of the huge investment took place under CPEC and improved situation of Gas and Electricity supply. Therefore, more skilled work force will be required to facilitate the new industrial units. NAVTTC and provincial TVET institutions can play significant role in meeting the industries’ need of increased workforce in the days to come.