ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – July 11, 2021): The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) initiative to create placement centers with dedicated resources connects Pakistani skilled labor force to employers in national and international labor markets.
In addition to this, 104 Placement and Career Guidance Centers (JP & VCC) have been established across the country for the benefit of young people, NAVTTC President Syed Javed Hassan said in an interview with APP.
He said that the skills profiles of more than 570,000 young Pakistanis are available on this job portal. NAVTTC was providing free facilities to both youth and Pakistani industry to bring them closer together and achieve the dual purpose of employment for young people and quality skilled labor for the industry, he said. added.
Aware of the emerging needs, he said, the National Commission for Vocational and Technical Training (NAVTTC) has taken many initiatives for the implementation of the national “skills for all” strategy, which was a worksheet. comprehensive road to improve TVET sector in Pakistan.
To this end, NAVTTC develops skills development programs, funded by the public and private sectors and other international organizations, namely ILO, British Council, JICA, TIKA, Korean HRD, Ministry of Foreign Aid, Ministry of Commerce, China, etc.
The NAVTTC chairman added that the CPEC project and other emerging global advancements were bringing technological innovations to Pakistan that required better preparation of young people in high-end and high-tech technologies. Therefore, in view of these needs, a detailed market gap analysis was conducted by NAVTTC, both to identify the demand for these high-end trades and the institutional capacity available to organize training courses in these trades.
Sharing further details, he said that a broad skills development program, namely “Prime Minister’s Skills Program for All, Hunarmand Pakistan”, under the auspices of Kamyab Jawan, had been formulated and was being implemented. implemented by NAVTTC.
The program, Javed said, targets two broad categories of interventions, including human resource development through skills development of young people and upgrading TVET infrastructure to the same level as local labor market standards and international.
NAVTTV has also taken many measures to improve the quality of training, that is to say a training offer in line with national and international labor markets in the most demanded trades, in particular in the sectors of construction and hospitality, etc. Tech / High-End, advanced technologies and industrial trades.
More than 100,000 young people will be equipped with practical technical and vocational skills, he said.
“To meet the needs of modern industry nationally and internationally, with particular emphasis on the expected requirements of CPEC projects, NAVTTC introduces skills training in cutting edge / high end and cutting edge technologies aligned with “Industrial Revolution 4.0” and courses such as mechatronics, robotics, industrial automation, internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, free lancing are introduced in universities, institutions and high-tech industries “.
He said that the curricula of more than 100 trades have been completely updated and brought into line with the demands of local and international labor markets with technical assistance from development partners.
For the first time in Pakistan’s history, a comprehensive accreditation scheme for the TVET sector has been introduced under which over 400 TVET institutes and 1,500 training programs have been accredited, he said. -he declares.
One of the main reasons for the poor performance of the TVET sector in Pakistan was the lack of strong industrial links. To overcome this shortcoming, special emphasis has been placed on assigning a central role to industry and the private sector for the development of the TVET sector in the country, he noted.
To this end, three Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) have been created in the construction and hospitality, renewable energies and textiles sector. The concept of Institute Management Committees (CGIs) was first introduced in the country, giving greater representation to the private sector in the management and delivery of training at the TVET institute level, added. President.
The industry has been actively involved in all aspects of training such as curriculum development, final assessments, on-the-job training and selection of institutes, said Javed Hassan.
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