The ministry of federal education and professional training has imparted skills to thousands of youth in hi-tech, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and robotics to help them become true professionals in their relevant fields and contribute to the country’s economic development.
The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) conducted these trainings for 98,000 youth in 989 institutes across the country, under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme, a commission official told WealthPK.
He said NAVTTC was ensuring that youth were equipped with demand-driven, technology-oriented income-generating skills. He also pointed out that NAVTTC had mainstreamed 46,725 youth through RPL (recognition of prior learning), besides launching a matriculation-tech programme, which was an amalgamation of formal education with technical education under the National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF).
The official said the project was piloted in 15 formal education schools in the Islamabad Capital Territory, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, enabling the youth to get better and early employment opportunities. He said 10 Pakistani institutes had achieved international accreditation, adding 535 national technical vocational education training (TVET) institutes had so far been accredited. He said 50 smart labs and 500 classrooms had been set up with Chinese support, maintaining that NAVTTC had also established 10 countries of destinations (CoDs) specific facilitation centres to ensure effective mobilisation of skilled workforce overseas.
The official said Pakistan had a large pool of talented youth, adding that NAVTTC, as per the government vision, was equipping them with skills for their development. He also pointed out that TVET Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Committee had recently approved the accreditation of 77 more TVET institutes. He said the government was making all-out efforts to put the country’s TVET system on modern lines.
Credit : Independent News Pakistan-WealthPk