Govt endeavoring to create demand-driven training system
Official sources say presently training is being imparted in 8 priority areas under National Skills Strategy.
Under the National Skills Strategy, the government is endeavoring to create demand-driven training system according to industrial requirements.
Official sources say that presently training is being imparted in eight priority areas, including hospitality, agriculture, dairy and livestock, construction, IT & telecommunications, skill development for women, light engineering, paramedics and services.
An amount of 551.640 million rupees has been allocated to the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training for its four ongoing projects in the Public Sector Development Programmes relating to skill development.
Under these programmes, the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission will initiate Prime Minister's Youth Skill Development Programme Phase-II to train twenty-five thousand unemployed youth in six months in one hundred and ninety-five market-oriented trades and courses. The Commission also plans to establish 150 more vocational guidance and job placement centers.
The National Training Bureau will train three thousand trainees in thirty marketable trades and thirty-four thousand trainees and skilled workers through public-private partnership.
An interactive web-based data bank of the highly qualified Pakistanis within the country and abroad will be established to arrange for consultancies of expatriate Pakistani professionals.