Pakistan, Australia: Officials discuss vocational training

Australian delegation extended cooperation to boost Pakistan’s TVET sector

APP July 07, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Australian Deputy High Commissioner Dave Preston Thursday met National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema and discussed cooperation in vocational training between Pakistan and Australia.

Secretary Development Hannah Bricks and NAVTTC officials also attended the meeting, stated a press release. Cheema briefed on the developments made by NAVTTC; technical expertise, new trends, training of instructors, upgrade of institutions and establishment of centres of excellence also came under discussion.

Preston highly appreciated the initiative of NAVTTC for increasing the number of trainees to 10,000 for the Phase IV. Strengthening the TVET sector of Pakistan was crucial to its social and economic development, he added. The Australian delegation extended cooperation to boost Pakistan’s TVET sector and agreed to sign a MoU in this regard.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2017.

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