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We can engage youth for socio-economic development of our country through the promotion of technical and vocational training in demand-driven trades”, said Ms Leila Khan

Islamabad: 31 May, 2016:“We can engage youth for socio-economic development of our country through the promotion of technical and vocational training in demand-driven trades”, said Ms Leila Khan, Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Programme,while addressing as a chief guest at the opening session of 5-day capacity building workshop for the technical and vocational training institutes in Pakistan, organized by United Nations Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force (UNCTITF) in collaboration with Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP).

 

MsLeila Khan added,”We need to bridge gaps between industry demand and the output of our TVET sector by improving upon standards of technical and vocational training, both in qualitative and quantitative terms”.She highlighted,” We want to remove stigma attached to the pursuit of vocational training, in order to attract more youth to undertake it instead of general education”.

 

Chairperson appreciated the efforts of United Nations Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force (UNCTITF), International Labor organization (ILO), National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), and other relevant bodies for arranging this valuable workshopfor the capacity building of senior trainers and managers of TVET sector of the country; and hoped that these trainees would act as Master Trainers  for enhancing the capacity of  more trainers in their respective regions.

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