Chairman NAVTTC Underlines Need Of Practical Skills For Graduates
Chairman National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Syed Hasan Javed on Thursday underlined the need of practical skills for the graduates, saying that only national certificates have no value
He stated this while addressing the launching ceremony of the advocacy paper "Return on investment or an investment without return" a press release said.
The paper advocates for consistent private sector engagement in TVET and the provision of in-company training. It does so by illustrating a range of monetary and non-monetary benefits for companies.
Speaking on the occasion he said that only if vocational education and technical training (TVET) considers industry needs and is responsive to national, regional and global dynamics, it will generate a competitive workforce.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is much more than mere acquisition of skills, but a tool to empowerment, he added.
Counselor Economic Cooperation and Development at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Islamabad, Dr. Jrgen Zoll in his remarks said that this mutual belief has been the foundation of Germany's and Pakistan's cooperation in TVET and unites them in a joint vision.
He said that a country's most valuable resources are its human resources! An investment in people and their skills is not only imperative for a nation's economy but a social responsibility not limited to the government only. "Skilled workers are skilled citizens" Dr Zoll further highlighted.
Nearly 60 participants of the international and national "TVET scene" attended, among Dr. Nasir Khan, ED NAVTTC, Michael Hrtel representing the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), representatives of Pakistan's national TVET apex body along private sector representatives.