KARACHI: The Apparel and Home Textile Training project will contribute to improving the competitiveness of Pakistan’s economy by strengthening the overall workforce development system.
According to Brian Cavanagh, the chief of Party for Jobs Project.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its ‘Pakistan Jobs Project’ has signed a MoU with the Pakistan Readymade Garments and Technical Training Institute (PRGTTI) in Karachi.
The five-month training programme is focused on industrial sewing machines and their repair/maintenance, steps of order processes, quality control, drafting skills and manufacturing processes.
Under the programme, 320 youth will be trained in two batches of 160 each.
These trainees will be placed in jobs based on hiring commitments of employers in the readymade garment industry.
“The aim of this project is to generate private sector jobs that will increase income for both job-seekers and the enterprises that need their skills,” said Cavanagh.
“Our partnerships with PRGTTI and employers will identify the immediate workforce needs and skill requirements within the garment industry in Karachi,” he added.
Maham Siddique, the Principal for Pakistan Readymade Garments and Technical Training Institute, said, “It is a great initiative and such projects will really contribute to strengthening the economy of our country by generating income at the enterprise level. The progress will be slow and steady, but predictable,” she said.
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