ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – September 20, 2022): The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) under the direction of the Federal Ministry of Education and Training has provided training to about 379,350 youth so far.
In the hi-tech skills training, around 98,000 young people have been trained in 989 institutes to become certified professionals with 71% employment in artificial intelligence, robotics, cyber security, 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 by RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) (Ustad-Shagrid) and mainstreamed. 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. It has been piloted in 15 formal education schools by ICT, UK and AJK. 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 ten (10) country-wide dedicated Placement Centers for Destination Countries (CoDs) to ensure effective mobilization of skilled workers overseas,” ED informed NAVTTC.
He said Pakistan is blessed to have a substantial 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.