In Service Training (IST) Programme
As part of the reform process initiated by the TVET Sector Support Programme, an innovative scheme for In Service Training for TVET teachers has been developed. Contrary to the usual class room training with teacher centered lessons, this innovative training was based on assisted IT learning, where the participants have to surf the internet and prepare their lesson plans. This is supplemented by the provision of educational theories and practical tools for lesson delivery. The entire training takes 4 weeks including 2 weeks of self-learning, where the participants need to accomplish specific tasks.
Establishing E-Learning Centers
This training programme, launched in 2011, was implemented through 19 e-Learning Centers set up across the country. Initially more than 100 e-tutors were trained as multipliers to train further teachers. The e-Learning Centers are still functioning in close cooperation with the provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) and Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) under the umbrella of National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
The following e-Learning Centers have been established
- 6 centers in Punjab
- 4 centers in Sindh
- 4 centers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA
- 1 center in Balochistan
- 1 center in Azad Jammu & Kashmir
- 1 center in Gilgit-Baltistan
- 1 center in Islamabad Capital Territory
As many as 8500 TVET teachers across the country have attended this special training by December 2015. These E-Learning Centers will be utilized for the future trainings of the TVET teachers by the partner organizations.