ISLAMABAD, Feb 1 (APP):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday called for optimum utilization of available resources and infrastructure for expansion of NAVTTC activities so as to enable larger number of youth benefit from the skill development program, particularly under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Program.
Chairing a briefing on National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) here at the Prime Minister Office, the Prime Minister also advised the body for further strengthening of its partnership with the private sector so as to fulfill market demand and ensure quality vocational training at various institutes across the country.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of NAVTTC in transforming raw talent into a skilled and productive workforce.
Engr. Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister for Education, Mr. Aamir Ashraf Khawja, Secretary Education, Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema, Executive Director NAVTTC and senior officers were present during the meeting.
Executive Director NAVTTC briefed the Prime Minister about the role and functions of NVATCC for high standard vocational training and skill development of the youth.
Cheema informed the Prime Minister that as a result of concerted efforts by the Commission, four-fold increase in the number of trainees has been achieved during the year 2017-18. He said that at present approximately 100,000 youth were being trained in various vocations keeping in view market demands and emerging trends.
He also shared with the Prime Minister the future plans of NAVTTC in view of new jobs opportunities being created after the CPEC project.