NAVTTC Requires 45,000 New Training Institutes, 200,000 Teachers

NAVTTC requires 45,000 new training institutes, 200,000 teachers

National Vocation and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) currently required at least 45,000 new training institutes and 200,000 more TVET teachers for additional skills development capacity of around five million trainees

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th May, 2019 ) : National Vocation and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) currently required at least 45,000 new training institutes and 200,000 more TVET teachers for additional skills development capacity of around five million trainees.

According to a NAVTTC document, currently there were only an estimated 437,000 training places available in 3,740 training institutes with 18,207 trained teachers in the formal TVET sector to cater around five million youth.

The document further highlighted that there were an estimated 1.82 million new labour market entrants each year from the formal schooling system. Add to that an approximately 4.4 million youth who were not captured in the formal schooling, but nevertheless need to be trained if the nation was to fully exploit the demographic dividend, it added.

In order to facilitate the maximum youth with technical skills, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) had purposed key functional roles to revamp the sector.

The key functional roles purposed to the education ministry were included National Skills Development for strategic planning, standards setting and quality assurance; Management of National Skills Fund for overall facilitation and financing the national skills programs, Testing and Certification of Skills for testing and certifications under NVQF as a system of TVET quality assurance across the country and its international equivalence.

For targeted and result oriented intervention in the sector, NAVTTC proposed that national funding allocation should specifically contain a budget line item dedicated for TVET, separate from formal education.

The donor funding to ease burden on governmental allocation the government-industry partnerships, CSRs and Non-voluntary contributions such as obligatory levy was also purposed.

In the document it was recommended that paid technical training through gradual inclusion of high-end and high-tech technologies in TVET sector which could attract parents and students towards paid courses.

Diversion of Funds from other welfare, charitable and poverty funds which also specifically target mass welfare and poverty alleviation like Workers Welfare Fund, Benazir Income Support Programme, and Pakistan Baitul Maal and so on was purposed to uplift the TVET sector, the document added.

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