ISLAMABAD – National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) will organise a roundtable conference to provide vocational training to youth here from June 27-28.
The other objective of the two-day conference, being organised in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is to enable them to contribute effectively in the economic activities, and harness the potential of this great source.
The key stakeholders involving federal and provincial level policy makers, provincial TEVTAs, provincial education departments, provincial labor and manpower departments, chambers of industries and commerce and eminent business community from private sector would participate in the roundtable.
The key issues planned to be discussed include technical and vocational education in general school curricula, sustainable funding for TVET, raising awareness to popularize TVET as decent education and career option and coordination of TVET in the post 18th constitutional amendment scenario.
Eminent local and foreign experts would present papers on the above themes. The roundtable is expected to come up with viable strategies, models and mechanisms to address the above-mentioned key issues.
It merits mentioned here that Pakistan is a country with 60 per cent population of young people (about 100 million) below the age of 25.
The government is attaching high importance to promote technical and vocational education and training (TVET) which is embodied in major policy documents such as National Education Policy 2009, National Skills Strategy 2009-13, Country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper -II, Medium Term Development Framework 2005-10 and Pakistan: New Growth Framework 2011.