Pak-Korea to pro­mote part­ner­ship in tech­ni­cal, vo­ca­tional sec­tor

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - 03:45 01:30 05:30 09:15 Sem­i­nar STAFF RE­PORTER

In­sti­tute for Pol­icy Re­forms will hold a sem­i­nar on “Is Pak­istan Iso­lated? Re­gional Chal­lenges and Op­por­tu­ni­ties”. The event will be held at 4:30 pm, 28th June at Com­stech Sect, 33 Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue, G-5/2 Is­lam­abad. IS­LAM­ABAD—Min­is­ter Coun­selor, Kim Jim Wook, Em­bassy Repub­lic of Korea here on Mon­day called on the Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor NAVTTC, Zul­fiqar Ah­mad Cheema to pro­mote link­ages and part­ner­ship in tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional sec­tor be­tween Pak­istan and Korea. The Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Na­tional Vo­ca­tional & Tech­ni­cal Train­ing Com­mis­sion (NAVTTC) briefed the Min­is­ter on the mile­stone achieved by NAVTTC in brin­ing a par­a­digm shift in TVET de­liv­ery in Pak­istan, said a press re­lease is­sued here.

He ex­plained the role of NAVTTC as an apex body at the na­tional level man­dated to reg­u­late and fram­ing the poli­cies and pro­vid­ing di­rec­tions to all stake­hold­ers of Tech­ni­cal Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing (TVET) sec­tor in the country.

He pointed out that Pak­istan and Korea shared friendly ties and it would ben­e­fit NAVTTC to learn from the ex­pe­ri­ence and qual­ity of vo­ca­tional train­ing stan­dards of Korea.

Zul­fiqar Cheema said that “We are fac­ing cer­tain chal­lenges to at­tract young peo­ple to­wards tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion as the gen­eral per­cep­tion of peo­ple is still fo­cused on ac­quir­ing con­ven­tional ed­u­ca­tion,”. To counter this dilemma and to change the mind set of young peo­ple, NAVTTC ar­ranged skill com­pe­ti­tions through­out the country which not only added to their honor and pres­tige but also many grad­u­ates were of­fered jobs on the spot.

NAVTTC is en­gaged in uti­liz­ing the un­tapped po­ten­tial of youth in the right di­rec­tion so that they be­come pro­duc­tive ci­ti­zens and con­trib­ute to­wards so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the country, Cheema added.

He em­pha­sized that tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion was the gate­way to country’s peace and progress. He said, our top pri­or­ity was to build state of the art in­sti­tutes of in­ter­na­tional stan­dard and to have top qual­ity in­struc­tors for tech­ni­cal train­ing.

The Korean Min­is­ter Coun­selor com­mended the role of NAVTTC and as­sured to pro­vide tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance to boost the TVET sec­tor of Pak­istan.

He also of­fered to up­grade Na­tional Train­ing Bureau into a state of the art vo­ca­tional uni­ver­sity. It was also mu­tu­ally agreed that with the as­sis­tance of KOICA (Korean In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Agency), steps would be taken to up­grade the labs and equip­ment in the tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional in­sti­tutes of the country. As­mat Nawaz, Joint Sec­re­tary Eco­nomic Af­fairs Divi­sion was also present in the meet­ing.

June 28

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