Technical education board praises K-E's initiatives for workforce development

Board's delegation visits power utility's labs and training fields


News Desk February 02, 2018
The K-Electric logo is seen at their head office in Karachi, Pakistan, January 31, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

A delegation of the Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) visited K-Electric (K-E) to witness the ongoing training and development activities at the power utility's training academy.

K-E has established a state-of-the-art training facility, Distribution Network Academy, for continuous skill development of its field teams. An apprenticeship programme is also under way at the facility.

The SBTE delegation visited different labs and training fields established by K-E and appreciated the company's efforts for the skill development of its workforce.

On this occasion, SBTE Chairperson Dr Masroor Ahmed Shaikh praised the K-E's academy for employing an effective training and development model for improving skills of the workforce. "The local power sector is passing through a transformational phase with a lot of investment coming in, and to effectively capitalise on this opportunity we need skilled workforce fully conversant with best international practices in their respective areas," Dr Shaikh said, adding that other organisations, especially those in power sector,  should also adopt the K-E academy's model.

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According to a K-E spokesperson, the company ensured that every possible learning opportunity was available to its team. "We are thankful to the SBTE for the visit and we look forward to further enrich our training programmes," he said.

The Distribution Network Academy at K-E has invested over 80,000 man hours in training and development through external and in-house sessions since the last year. K-E's vocational training initiatives, management practices and approach towards health and safety have been recognised on various platforms. Last year, the power utility secured the first position in the category of 'large national companies' by the Employers' Federation of Pakistan at the Fifth Employer of the Year Award 2016.

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