Skills Development Only Way To Provide Employment To 65% Youth: Shafqat
Fakhir Rizvi 2 months ago Mon 28th January 2019 | 05:27 PM
Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood Monday underlining the importance of skills development said that without getting technical education the 65 percent youth of country would not be able to get jobs
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jan, 2019 ) :Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood Monday underlining the importance of skills development said that without getting technical education the 65 percent youth of country would not be able to get jobs.
Addressing the launching ceremony of "Training of Master Trainers" organized by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), he said that our education system was not linked with local industry due to which our PhD's had no jobs.
Underscoring the different challenges in education sector being faced by the present government, the minister said that one of them was to provide technical skills to the youth make them eligible to earn money at their own.
The government has set a major agenda at federal level including initiating of public-private partnership, developing international linkages, and establishment of education standards to provide best skills to youth.
The agenda for launching of single certification system across the country was on card, the minister remarked.
He commended the Training of Master Trainers Programme with support of Australia saying that it is a good step towards skills development.
Sharing the details future plan, Shafqat Mahmood said that the ministry had identified four key areas as top priority in education sector including bring, out of school children to schools, skills development, quality education and uniform education system.
The things are improving in the country; he said and added we were hopeful for a better future.