Tajik envoy for promoting linkages, partnership in technical & vocational sector

ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): Ambassador of Tajikistan, Jononov Sherali here Friday called on the Executive Director National Vocational and Technical Commission (NAVTTC), Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, to promote the linkages and partnership in technical & vocational sector between Pakistan and Tajikistan.
The ambassador congratulated the executive director for holding a successful International TVET Conference and stated that they would benefit through learning from the experiences and quality of vocational training standards of Pakistan, a press release here said.
He stressed Pakistan and Tajikistan share strong friendly and cultural ties and there is a dire need to enhance the linkages in TVET sector.
Pakistan has made notable economic progress in the past three years and it has the potential to stand amongst the top economies of the world, he stated.
Moreover, CPEC would open a new page in the history and the whole region will benefit from it, he added.
Sherali commended the recent initiative taken up by NAVTTC including
organizing skill competitions in the most demand driven trades across the country.
He assured to explore the tremendous opportunities offered by the skill sector together and provide technical assistance to boost the TVET sector of Pakistan.
Zulfiqar Cheema briefed the ambassador on the milestone achieved by NAVTTC in bringing a paradigm shift in TVET delivery in Pakistan.
Youth has the power to lead the country on the path of socio economic development, job markets all over the world are looking to hire qualified workers so there is an urgent need to explore this demographic dividend for the benefit of the nation, he said.
Under the new Competency Based Training System, all the courses are designed and delivered by following a systematic approach, Cheema said.
He emphasized both the countries would benefit from learning through each other’s successful experiences in this sector.