First ever TVET policy in country to help build skilled workforce
Technical and Vocational training would be given to one million in training and 20 per cent of school leavers annually by 2025.
The first ever Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy would be launched soon to harness energies of youth for gainful employment as well as to reduce the drop-out ratio.
The draft of the TVET policy was finalized after countrywide consultations by a special taskforce, constituted for development of the national policy for the technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
The policy draft has been designed with the efforts of TVET Reform Support Programme and National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
The policy objectives include creating national standards-based TVET system to provide national qualifications,
assessment and certification arrangements that are quality assured.
According to the draft of the policy which is likely to be approved soon, technical and vocational training would be given to one million in training and 20 per cent of school leavers annually by 2025.
The present population of the country is 184 million; the median age is 22 years and 60 per cent of the population is under 30 years of age, over the next 35 years the working age population will double.
The draft says that national wealth can be increased by engaging the youthful population in constructive work otherwise
economic and social costs will be incurred on the society.
Remittances from the six million Pakistanis who work overseas top PRs 150 billion.
Increasingly importing countries demand workforce with internationally recognised qualifications, the draft says.
The policy would help develop new partnership working, particularly between government and the private sector and embed competency-based training throughout the country by 2025.
It would ensure the delivery of qualifications that match international standards to support the growth of export of labour,build credible and sustainable links with the informal sector and continue and accelerate the reform of public TVET provision.