ISLAMABAD, Nov 12 (APP): Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman Thursday underlined the need for enhancing capacity of the institutions imparting vocational training in various sectors to produce skilled workforce
across the country.
During the question-hour, he informed the Senate that presently the
training institutes operating in the country has only one per cent
capacity to impart vocation training due to certain reasons.
He said the capacity should increased to at least 20 per cent so that
the skilled workforce could be produced for different sectors, adding
“No certificate is issued to even a butcher without training in
Presently, the minister said, one Technical Training Centre (TTC) was
working under the administrative control of the National Training
Bureau (NTB ) operating in the Federal Capital with 43 teaching and
non-teaching staff.
As many as 1,863 persons had completed vocational training in 20
different disciplines from the center during last two years.
Baligh-ur-Rehman said two technical institutions Government
Polytechnic Institute for Women and National Institute of Science and
Technical Education (NISTE) were functiong in Islamabad under
administration control of the Capital Administration and Development
The Polytechnic Institute , he said, was imparting education in six
disciplines including Associate Engineering in Electronics, Associate
Engineering in Architecture, Computer and Information Technology,
Dress Designing and dress making, Commerce and Office Management from
where 134 students completed their training during last two years. The
institute has 39 teaching staff and 21 non-teaching staff, he added.