Punjab plans modern training system

Provincial trade minister says skilled workforce needed for development


APP November 17, 2021
National Vocational and Technical Training Commission will incur the cost of training. PHOTO: PSDP.ORG.PK

LAHORE:

The government of Punjab is making efforts to introduce the best vocational and technical training system in accordance with the international standards, said Punjab Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal.

Speaking at the Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 on Tuesday, the minister highlighted the importance of skilled workforce for socioeconomic development of the country. “Experts in skills training can contribute a lot to not only saving the planet but also offering skilled manpower to both public and private sectors,” he said.

He added that the provincial government’s efforts were bearing fruit as graduates had got a choice to search employment opportunities as per demand-driven aspects of the industry.

Speaking on the occasion, GIZ Cluster Coordinator (Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs) Olaf Handloegten said that the event showcased the potential of public-private partnership in the technical education and vocational training (TEVT) sector of Pakistan.

MNA Andleeb Abbas said that the participation of private sector in the TVET Sector Support Programme (SSP) was critical for gaining access to quality skills development, on-job training opportunities and creating a conducive environment for employment.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 17th, 2021.

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