Australian institutes explore vocational training opportunities with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (APP): Vocational training providers
from Australia, Talisman Healthcare and Sero Institute, are
visiting Pakistan to participate in the International Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) conference on October 3 and 4.

The conference has been organised by the National and
Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Pakistan through the TVET Reform Support Programme.

It will provide a platform to exchange experience and
knowledge on vocational education practices which will support the development of Pakistan’s TVET system.

The conference will be attended by key international and
regional vocational training providers, a press release issued
by the Australian High Commission here on Monday said.
Acting Australian High Commissioner Jurek Juszczyk said

Australian education providers regularly visited Pakistan to
meet with local institutions and to recruit students.

Australia’s institutions were helping with curriculum
development in Pakistan including through twinning arrangements between Australian and Pakistani colleges.

“There is significant demand for skill based training in
Pakistan that meets international standards. But currently,
there is a limited supply of such training. Australian
education providers enjoy a very positive reputation in
Pakistan and around the world. We provide opportunities to
deliver affordable and industry relevant qualifications which
are recognized by employers and will help students secure
jobs,” Mr Juszczyk said.

Australian skills training company Talisman Healthcare
is currently in the process of establishing a training partnership in Pakistan to deliver skills training, assessment and certification to Pakistani nurses prior to placing them into jobs in the Middle East and other countries.

Talisman Healthcare is also looking to develop a large
scale competency based skills course for emergency services personnel across Pakistan in the area of road trauma rescue.

At the moment, there is a need to train more than 800 nurses for immediate jobs in the health sector.

Sero Institute is exploring opportunities with the College of
Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM) in Pakistan to deliver a suite of programs in hospitality and culinary arts at vocational and graduate levels.

The partnership aims to train and place Pakistani graduates
into major hotels across Pakistan including the Marriott, Movenpick, Pearl Continental, Serena, Plaza Park Lane and Avari Hotels.

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