Around 10,000 youth will be trained by the 20 master trainers that National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NVTTC) graduated on Thursday.
A closing ceremony was held here at the end of the five-week training programme. The participants were given certificates and laptops.
The master trainers were taught modern teaching techniques such as “Blended Learning Approach”, which employs the use of internet, CDs and multimedia presentations, according to NVTTC chairperson Mumtaz Akhtar Kahloon.
A good Technical/Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) system depends on the availability of good and updated faculty, who can then teach their students on modern lines. Also needed is a good curriculum that matches the international standards, and modern equipment to impart hands-on training to the trainees, he said.
Kahloon said that NAVTTC has so far developed curricula of international standard for 59 demand-driven trades, while work on another 46 trades is in the “final stages”. Similarly Skill Standards of 23 trades have been prepared, while another 107 have been acquired from Sri Lanka for adoption, making it a total of 130, he added.
Ghulam Raza, one of the 20 trainers, said, “We have learnt latest technical training during this period, using which we will train youth in our areas.”
The 20-member batch is first of 100 master trainers to be prepared under the pilot project for Technical/Vocational Educational Training. The remaining master trainers will be trained in future phases.
The project is being funded by European Commission, Netherland and German government. The programme is being facilitated by GIZ. Under the programme, 1,000 TVET institutes out of 1,500 across the country will be upgraded and accredited, Kahloon added.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2012.
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