LAHORE: An effective interaction between teacher and trainee plays an important role in the provision of quality output, contributing towards the economy, said National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema.
He was speaking at the launch ceremony of the Training for Skills Upgradation of TVET Teachers which was held at a local hotel on Monday.
“Quality training can only be imparted if the content and teaching methods are relevant to what is needed in the job market,” he said.
TVET Private Sector Engagement Support Team Lead Programme’s Mohammad Ali Khan said that upgrading teacher’s skills will not only contribute towards quality learning, but will also add a significant improvement in the overall TVET system of the country.
This training of 750 teachers is supported by the TVET Sector Support Programme which is being implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close collaboration with the NAVTTC and provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs). The Programme is funded by the European Union and the governments of Germany and Norway.
The objective of upgrading the skills training of TVET practitioners in Punjab is to enhance the teacher’s capacity for improved planning and implementation of Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA). CBTA is the latest international standard of vocational training and education.
Under the programme, industry-backed trainers will enhance the skills of 750 teachers of Punjab Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) and private sector institutes by the end of 2018.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2018.