KARACHI: The Germany-Pakistan Training Initiative (GPATI) was launched in Karachi on the initiative of the German consulate general together with eight German companies and two vocational training institutes- Amantech and the Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT). Speaking on the occasion, German Consul General Dr Tilo Klinner said that the training initiative had been launched for the first time in Pakistan. He said that the programme which was to start in early 2013 was founded on the renowned concept of dual training system that was implemented effectively throughout Germany and internationally. Klinner said that GPATI was being supported by the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation through Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit. He added that the objective of this unique training initiative was to produce a workforce that after going through the vocational programme will be immediately productive and ready to take on the challenges of the industry.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 30th, 2012.