APP03-05 ISLAMABAD: December 05 - Executive Director NAVTTC Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema addressing during prize distribution ceremony among skilled students at National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC). APP photo by Javed Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Dec 5 (APP): National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) organized a provincial level Youth Skill Competition at National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) here on Monday.

The competition was attended by hundreds of students, industrialists, employers and heads of different institutes of the region.

Executive Director NAVTTC Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, while addressing the ceremony said in future skilled work force  would earn more than doctors and engineers, and no one would remain unemployed.

“If we turn our biggest asset into a skilled workforce then Arab countries and Middle East would envy us.”

The Executive Director encouraged trainees and said that upon completion of their six months training, they would be in a better position to secure jobs.

“Furthermore, we would train around one hundred thousand trainees from next year in the most demand driven trades.”

“We are witnessing very positive response of the skills competitions throughout the country and it has attracted more youth towards this sector,” he said.

“We are receiving demands from abroad on daily basis and NAVTTC’s trainees are getting job easily,” he added.

President of Rawalpindi Chambers of Commerce, Muhammad Raja Aamir praised the initiative of NAVTTC for holding skills competition across the country.

He said that they will offer job to the trainees upon completion of their courses.

Director General APP Masood Malik said, “It is only through providing employment to the youth that we would be able to reduce poverty, lawlessness and terrorism in the country.”

Akram Fareed, a renowned industrialist said, “Development of our country largely depends on technical and vocational training and offered full support to provide jobs to the trained youth.”

Head of the Women Chambers Ms. Shamim Aftab said that NAVTTC’s training has enabled the young women to start their own businesses at home and they are in a better position to earn their livelihood.

Hundreds of students of the training institutes of Islamabad,
Rawalpindi, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan took part in the provincial skill competition and exhibited their skills in six different trades including AutoCAD, plumbing, beautician, dress making and fashion designing, general electrician and DIT.