ISLAMABAD: The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NVTTC) would train over 50,000 unemployed youth across the country in different trades by the end of this year, said NVTTC Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema. All courses and trades are being offered free of charge and stipend will also be paid to the trainees. The government was fully committed to providing technical and vocational education along with conventional education, which would benefit the economy in the long run, he said. According to Cheema, skills competitions are being introduced across the country to create awareness among the youth of the importance of technical and vocational education. He suggested that entrepreneurs should be encouraged to get their employees trained at NAVTTC institutions.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2016.