‘Vocational training pivotal for skilled manpower’

Published: January 24, 2018
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EU Ambassador to Pakistan stresses the importance of technical education
PHOTO:FILE

EU Ambassador to Pakistan stresses the importance of technical education PHOTO:FILE

FAISALABAD: European Union (EU) Ambassador Jean-François Cautain underlined the importance of technical education and vocational training, saying a better training system can equip millions of youth with skills to get better jobs.

He expressed these views while visiting the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (ITHM), Faisalabad.

ITHM is one of the vocational training institutes in Faisalabad which is supported by technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector support programme, funded by the European Union and the governments of Germany and Norway. The envoy said the programme was being implemented by German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in close collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, TEVTA and a number of organisations from public and private sectors across Pakistan. The ITHM is one of the renowned institutes in hospitality sector, offering CBT programmes.

During his visit, the ambassador appreciated the interest of trainees in the training related to various vocational skills such as culinary training.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2018.

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