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National Vocational and Technical Training Commission

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2008

“An Autonomous Organization created under the Act of Parliament, to Regulate, and provides Coordination & Policy Direction for Technical Education & Vocational Trainings throughout Pakistan & establish International Linkages with reputable TVET entities around the world.”


Skills for Employability, Skills for All


To provide direction, support and enabling environment to public & private sectors to implement training for skills development in order to enhance social & economic profile of Pakistani workforce.


  • Developing modernized & high quality Competency Based Skills System;
  • Enhancing employability of youth by improving the quality of Technical & Vocational training and lifelong learning;
  • Promoting Public Private Partnerships and Institute-Industry Linkages;
  • Improve Access and Equity in Training for specific groups including informal economy and rural areas.

  • Device National TVET Policies, Strategies and Regulations
  • Develop National Qualification Framework (NQF)
  • Develop Accreditation System, Certification, Standards & Curricula
  • Create Performance Evaluation System for TVET Sector
  • TVET Development through Public-Private Partnership
  • Reforming National Apprenticeship System
  • Develop NationalSkills Information System (NSIS)
  • Conduct Training for youth focusing female, disadvantaged and neglected sections of society

Regular tasks

Functions of the organization

  • a) Device & review policies and evolve strategy relating to Human Recourse Development with a focus on Vocational & Technical Training and Employment in general;
  • b) Prepare for approval of Board, National Training Plans, Programs and Projects in coordination with stakeholders for the expansion of Vocational & Technical Training Infrastructure in the country;
  • c) Formulate policies for capacity building in the field of Vocational & Technical Training;
  • d) Develop National Occupational Skills Standards, Curricula and Trade Testing Certification System for all sectors in which Vocational & Technical Training is imparted;
  • e) Prescribe conditions under which institutions in public & private sector may be established and operated;
  • f) Facilitate skill development and employment generation through enhancement of Public Private Partnerships;
  • g) Improve quality of training of instructors through skill-upgradation programs;
  • h) Regulate affiliation of establishment and institutions offering vocational & technical training;
  • i) Issue regulations for licensing of Federal establishments and institutions;
  • j) Organize workshops, seminars, symposia and panel of discussions in respect of employment and training issues;
  • k) Establish National & International linkages with organizations of repute to make national programs credible and promote marketing of manpower;
  • l) Establish an internationally acceptable system of accreditation for vocational & technical training;
  • m) Coordinate with the provincial governments in the field of vocational & technical training;
  • n) Review existing laws and regulations on vocational & technical training and recommend appropriate legislation;
  • o) Carryout training need assessment survey;
  • p) Prepare & maintain a databank of institutions and establishments imparting vocational & technical training and directory of their graduates and their placements;
  • q) Suggest innovative programs for promotion of vocational & technical training among females, challenged and neglected sections of the society;
  • r) Suggest performance evaluation parameters for vocational and technical training programs and conduct performance evaluation of technical & vocational institutions;
  • s) Bridge widening gap between planning & implementation for improving access, delivery and quality of technical & vocational training by applying new instructional & communication technologies;
  • t) Suggest ways & means for effective coordination and linkage between technical & vocational training and industry, business and commerce to make vocational & technical training relevant and responsive to market needs;
  • u) Formulate and recommend strategies for pre-service and in-service training of vocational & technical training staff; and
  • v) Develop code of conduct for vocational & technical training institutions and staff for meeting quality assurance standards;

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Researchers    Not our target group
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
Interested to lead
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
Highly interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC)
Plot # 38, Kirthar Road, Sector H-9/4
44000 Islamabad Federal Capital


local time now: ~20:45 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr Nasir Khan
Executive Director
National Vocational & Technical Training Commission

UNEVOC Coordinator
Dr Nasir Khan
Executive Director
National Vocational & Technical Training Commission

Tel. *****
Mobile *****
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5 October 2016
International TVET Conference in Pakistan
The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission in Pakistan has organized the first ever International TVET Conference in Pakistan. The conference was attended by a number of stakeholders from the region, as well as international leaders in the field of TVET
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