Science & Technology

NAVTEC to establish 42 techno-centers, 42 SDCs in Punjab, AJK

ISLAMABAD: National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) would establish 42 Government Technical Training Centres (Male & Female) in rented buildings in uncovered tehsils in Punjab and 42 Skill Development Centers (SDCs) in AJK. According to the release, the approved cost of 02 projects is Rs. 354.655 million and Rs. 188.392 million respectively. The execution period of the schemes is 30 months. The schemes have been recently approved by Central Development Working Party (CDWP) in its meeting held on 12-01-2008 according to all codal formalities and guide lines approved by ECNEC. In Punjab, 16 trades of 3-6 months duration of courses in 21 tehsils will be covered where proposed number of beneficiary centers is 42. A total number of 10425 persons will be trained.

Similarly, in AJK 8 trades of 3-6 months duration of courses in 12 tehsils will be covered where proposed number of beneficiary centers is 42. A total number of 11760 persons will be trained. Range of the courses includes Light Engineering, Hospitality, Construction, Skills for women, Agriculture and Food Processing and Services Sector. The courses are offered free of charge and the selected candidates will be paid a stipend of Rs. 2000/- per month during the course. Duration of the courses is from three to six months. The schemes are aimed at equipping unemployed youth with modern technical skills, upgrading their skills for better jobs to raise their income and ultimately alleviate poverty.

National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) supports Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions (TVET) that are running courses relevant to market needs. NAVTEC also supports TVET institutions to create additional capacity to train unemployed educated youth in the sectors facing skills shortage as envisioned by the President and under Prime Minister’s special initiative for skills development. Schedule for training courses will be announced by concerned training providers training institutes in National/regional media later on. Special emphasis has been given to training of women and disadvantaged section of society and backward areas of AJK and Punjab which have so far uncovered in technical and vocational education.-SANA

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  • There is need to establish liasion between the local industry and these technical institutions. The local industry to indicate their requirement, provide on job training to the trainees and contribute in the monthly stepiend, which must be raised to at least Rs.6000 per month. Trades like mason, welder, plumber, nursing, salesman should also be included in the trade.Minimum qualification for any training must not be less than primary standard.
    These technical institutions under NAVTEC should help the trainees in fininding jobs by arranging seminars / meetings of the local industririalist in these institutions: this is the urgent requirement and would help in making the whole endabour sucessful.

  • Sir,
    i passed my B-tech (hons) degree completed in 2007 PEC circulated the letter that is regeisterd as TECHNOLOGIST but no in vain this time……what is the future of technical grauadte in Pakistan…..

  • sir
    most respectfully i beg to say that i am an electrion and my education is fsc but i have no job please help me