Skilled youth can fulfill industrial HR needs; uplift national economy: Shafqat

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APP35-26 KARACHI: April 26 - Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood addressing during inauguration ceremony of the Job Fair & Skills Show. APP

KARACHI, April 26 (APP):Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood Friday said skilled youth can fulfill the industrial human resource (HR) needs and uplift national economy through cost-efficient processes.
He expressed these views while addressing at the opening ceremony of ‘Job Fair and Skills Expo to promote Workplace-based Training’, organized by Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) in collaboration with the TVET Sector Support Programme being funded by the European Union and the governments of Germany and Norway.
The minister further said Naya Pakistan envisions promoting skills training according to private sector needs.
The event was attended by a large number of entrepreneurs, business fraternity, member organizations of chambers of commerce and industry associations.
A large number of TVET institutes participated in the event to show case the products and services produced by the skilled human resources having been trained under competency-based training (CBT) system.
The main objective of the event was to highlight the importance of vocational training, exhibit the skills of TVET trainees and to provide a platform for their employment.
In 2018, around 4,500 youth were trained and 2,500 declared competent and this job fair was an effort to facilitate these trainees to earn better employment for them.
The ambassador of European Union (EU) Jean Francois Cautian while speaking at the ceremony underscored the significance of job creation for skilled human resource in the economy of country.
Sharing the experiences of EU countries, he said countries like Germany, Norway and so on mitigated their economic woes through skill development as skilled human resource was the key to surmount economic efficiency challenges of the country.
National Vocational and Technical Training Commission Chairman appreciated the efforts of Sindh TVETA for their efforts in the province.
The speakers termed the skill development as key priority of the province to provide maximum jobs to skilled youth.