The ISLAMABAD-National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) under the direction of the Federal Ministry for General and Vocational Education has so far enabled around 379,350 young people to receive training.
In the training of hi-tech skills, around 98,000 young people have been trained in 989 institutes to become certified professionals, of which 71% are engaged in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, etc.
NAVTTC has made every effort to equip the youth with the latest market-demand-driven and technology-driven income-generating technical skills under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Program, NAVTTC Executive Director Mr. Sajid Baloch said in an interview with APP.
In this regard, NAVTTC has developed 200 qualifications under the National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF), 46,725 employees have been certified and established through recognition of prior learning. The Matric-Tech program, which is a fusion of formal education with technical education, he added.
“It has opened up new horizons for young people looking for early employment and has been piloted in 15 ICT, UK and AJK formal education schools. International accreditation of 10 Pakistani institutes has been achieved and 535 national vocational training institutes have been accredited so far. 50 smart labs and 500 classrooms set up with Chinese CPEC support. NAVTTC also established 10 country-specific placement centers across the country to ensure effective mobilization of skilled workers overseas,” ED informed NAVTTC.
He said Pakistan is blessed to have a sizeable pool of talented youth who are undoubtedly a potential human resource and NAVTTC is equipping youth with income-generating skills for economic development and productivity in line with the government’s vision.
He also shared that the TVET Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Committee recently approved the accreditation of 77 additional TVET institutes.
He also shared several steps taken by NAVTTC that contributed to national human resource development and had created a large number of employment opportunities for skilled youth that benefited them and the national economy.
He said the government is focused on instilling quality and demand-driven skills among youth. He said that NAVTTC, led by Minister of Education and Training Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, has taken numerous steps to organize the country’s skills and training system to modern standards and is delivering quality education in line with international standards.