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03 October 2016
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 representatives from the private sector, heads of training institutes, ambassadors, diplomats and the delegates of more than fifteen countries including Australia, Belarus, China, Germany, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
Mr Baligh-ur-Rehman, State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, addressed the audience by stressing the importance for skills development and technical training to any country's socio-economic development. He also highlighted the need for Pakistan to shift its focus to technical and vocational education and training in order to meet the demands of enterprises.
The conference offered a platform to promote exchange of best practices, experiences and knowledge within the international and regional context for developing a better TVET system in Pakistan. The major obstacles to the development of TVET in Pakistan include, amongst other things, curriculum development, generating employment opportunities for youth, and to improve strategies for skill development in Pakistan. The conference provided an opportunity for participants to learn about TVET in Pakistan.
More information on the conference can be found here.
Under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Phase-III, the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission has trained around 225,000 young men and women so far in over 60 trades in 130 technical and vocational institutes across the country.