Com­pe­tency Based Train­ing Pro­gramme launched

Pakistan Observer - - LAHORE CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

LAHORE—Min­is­ter Labour & Chair­man Skill De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee Raja Ash­faq Sar­war on Thurs­day for­mally launched the ini­ti­a­tion of Com­pe­tency Based Train­ing (CBT), a new ap­proach to pro­duce skilled work­force, from 60 vo­ca­tional train­ing in­sti­tutes of the Pun­jab Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Coun­cil (PVTC).

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, the Raja Ash­faq Sar­war said that the in­cum­bent gov­ern­ment con­sid­ers tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing (TVET) as a po­lit­i­cal pri­or­ity and that is why a lot of em­pha­sis is be­ing given to this sec­tor.

He said Pak­istan is blessed with a huge pop­u­la­tion of young peo­ple, which can be ex­ploited for the eco­nomic growth of the coun­try. Raja Ash­faq Sar­war re- solved that the gov­ern­ment will leave no stone un­turned to re­form the TVET sec­tor be­cause fu­ture of the com­ing gen­er­a­tions re­lies on it.

He lauded the ef­forts of the PVTC in pro­vid­ing em­ploy­able skills to the youth of Pun­jab and hoped it will con­tinue with the same zeal and en­thu­si­asm. He con­grat­u­lated the pass outs of var­i­ous train­ing pro­grammes and urged them to adopt TVET as a ca­reer path be­cause it will lead them and the coun­try to­wards eco­nomic pros­per­ity.

Chair­man PVTC Faisal Ejaz Khan said that the in­tro­duc­tion of CBT is an im­por­tant el­e­ment of the Na­tional Skills Strat­egy (NSS), which is the ba­sis of the on­go­ing TVET sec­tor re­form in Pak­istan and be­ing sup­ported by the Euro­pean Union, the gov­ern­ments of Nether­lands, Ger­many and Nor­way.

Keep­ing in view the lat­est trends based on mar­ket de­mands through Train­ing Need As­sess­ment (TNA) af­ter con­duct­ing De­mo­graph­ics Sur­vey at Tehsil level, PVTC has de­vel­oped cur­ric­ula for 92 var­i­ous trades to cater for the grow­ing de­mands of In­dus­trial, agri­cul­ture, health and ser­vice sec­tors.

The train­ing of th­ese trades is be­ing im­parted through its 241 Vo­ca­tional Train­ing In­sti­tutes (VTIs) through­out Pun­jab. So far over 450,000 trainees have suc­cess­fully grad­u­ated from PVTC, out of which about 73% have been gain­fully em­ployed or are work­ing as en­trepreneurs.

The CBT pro­gramme pro­vides the ba­sis for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Na­tional Vo­ca­tional Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Frame­work (NVQF), which the gov­ern­ment has launched in March this year at a na­tional level.

Ali Haider Gi­lani son of for­mer prime min­is­ter Yousaf Raza Gi­lani talk­ing to me­dia per­sons out­side his res­i­dence. Ali Haider Gi­lani who re­cov­ered in a joint op­er­a­tion by Afghan and US forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan.—APP A large num­ber of peo­ple at­tend­ing fu­neral in ab­sen­tia of Motiur Rah­man Maulana Nizami of Bangladesh led by Ameer Ja­maat-e-Is­lami Si­ra­jul Haq in the Pro­vin­cial Cap­i­tal.—NNI Min­is­ter for Labour Raja Ash­faq Sar­war award­ing de­grees on com­ple­tion of train­ing at Pun­jab Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Coun­cil.

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