Pakistan in collaboration with China to establish TVET institutes

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ISLAMABAD, Sept 10 (APP): Pakistan in collaboration with China will establish state-of-the-art technical & vocational institutes at strategic nodes along with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route.

Talking to APP the Executive Director National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema said that China to boost cooperation with Pakistan in the technical & vocational sector and establish TVET institutes at Gilgit, Mansehra, D.I.Khan, Abbottabad, Quetta and Gawadar .

NAVTTC, he said, as an advisory body to the federal government on TVET has taken vital initiatives to introduce reforms in the current technical and vocational system of Pakistan.

Cheema said that NAVTTC has initiated some new steps including establishment of Job Placement Center and introducing Competency Based Training throughout the country.

The CPEC would open new vistas of prosperity and development and offer enormous employment opportunities for the people of Pakistan, he added.

ED NAVTTC said that CPEC is a living reflection of a strong Pak-China bond and it will serve geo-strategic interests of both the countries.

Both the countries should enhance their collaboration to reboot the TVET system in Pakistan, he urged.

He said that skilled youth is the most powerful tool for poverty alleviation and can play an important role in the socio-economic development of the country.

China extended its full cooperation in starting a teacher’s training program, establishment of a research center at Islamabad, and upgrading the existing labs/equipment and institutes of Pakistan, he informed.