Punjab plans modern training system

LAHORE:

The Punjab government is striving to introduce the best vocational and technical education system in line with international standards, said Punjab Minister for Industry and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal.

Speaking at the Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 on Tuesday, the Minister emphasized the importance of a skilled workforce for the socio-economic development of the country. “Vocational training experts can contribute greatly not only to saving the planet, but also to providing a qualified workforce for the public and private sectors,” he said.

He added that the provincial government’s efforts are bearing fruit as graduates have the choice to seek employment opportunities based on demand-driven aspects of the industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Olaf Handloegten, coordinator of the GIZ (Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs) cluster, said that the event highlighted the potential of public-private partnership in the technical education sector. and Vocational Training (TEVT) in Pakistan.

MP Andleeb Abbas said private sector participation in the TVET Sector Support Program (SSP) was key to accessing quality skills development, on-the-job training opportunities and creating an environment conducive to employment.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 17and2021.

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