Youth in K-P urged to acquire technical training

German envoy sees industrial boom coming with CPEC


Umer Farooq March 27, 2019
PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: German Ambassador Martin Kobler has appreciated the federal government by saying that the agenda initiated by ‘Naya Pakistan’ against corruption and protecting environment besides focus on vocational and technical training was good.

Kobler stated that since China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was likely to expand industrialisation and with more industry in the future, there was a dire need on focusing the market while equipping youth with technical education.

Kobler was addressing advisory forum of the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).

He however stated that since there will be industrial zones across the country under CPEC, besides industry, the government must take steps to ensure the environment.

At least 38% German industry has shifted to renewable energy which has caused a very positive impact on environment.

He said technical education was stigmatised in Pakistan. Most of the students refuse to get skills and prefer going to colleges and universities. However, not every child could go to university, he said adding skilled labour could play an important role in family and community just like university graduates.

TEVTA Managing Director Sajjad Ali Shah stated that the province needs at least one million skilled workers annually.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 27th, 2019.

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