ISLAMABAD, April 27 (APP): Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir
(AJK), Raja Mohammad Farooq Haider Thursday said any country’s progress depends on the skilled human resources and specially, persons having technical expertise in various demand driven fields.
He said this speaking at an event to distribute tool kits among young
students who had just completed training in various disciplines under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme here at Kashmir House.
Minister of Education, Industries and Labor Women Development
Noureen Arif, Executive Director National Vocational and Technical
Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, Inspector General (IG) AJK Bashir Memon, and Managing Director Suzuki, Shoukat Mehmood Qazi, industrialists and heads of institutions were also present.
Raja Farooq said NAVTTC was carrying out the responsibility of
preparing skilled youth in various fields in an efficient manner.
He said this training had helped thousands of young boys and girls
from AJK in getting employment in their fields and now they were not only financially sound but also contributing towards overall economic development of the country.
He also lauded free of charge training to youth and provision of
monthly stipend and tool kits to successful students.
The executive director NAVTTC said training according to the market
demand was of immense importance.
He said NAVTTC had designed their modules on modern methods
and the curriculum had also been updated and made at par with
He said skill competitions had been a huge success in
creating awareness and increasing interest of our youth towards
Addressing the trainees, he said NAVTTC would train
thousands of young boys and girls of the AJK in the most demanded
marketable skills so that they were in a better position to secure
jobs both at home and abroad.
As many as 120 students received tool kits on the occasion. Before
that they came on stage and shared their success stories with the audience about how they enabled themselves to support their families after setting up their own small scale businesses.