National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Established in December 2005 as an apex body for Technical & Vocational Training and is attached with the Prime Minister’s Secretariat (Public).

Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema who recently took over as head of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), said 55 per cent of the educated and hardworking youth of the country were a “double-edged weapon” whose potential could be transformed by enhancing their skills in various trades like plumbing, Auto-Cad, Information Technology, welding, tailoring, cooking, baking and fashion designing.

The TVET Reform Support Program which was funded by the EU, Netherlands, Germany and Norway, the NAVTTC had devised TVET policy and National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) policy to bring a paradigm shift in TVET delivery.

For the first time in Pakistan, Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema said, a Competency Based Training (CBT) program been launched in 97 institutes with expected 20,000 pass-outs. The NAVTTC had also completed the accreditation of 586 TVET programs and institutes to improve quality of TVET and create national standards. The scheme had been launched to provide skills to trainees with on-job-experience. “We are in contact with foreign ambassadors to get information about the market demand of their countries”.

VIJDAN SAEED,

Islamabad, March 3.