ISLAMABAD, JUNE 22, 2017: The Norwegian government has pledged €uro 4.3 million to support the implementation of the ongoing reform in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector of Pakistan.
With this new commitment, the Norwegian government will continue to be part of the TVET Sector Support Programme (TSSP), which is mainly funded by the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany. The TSSP is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close collaboration with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) as well as provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) and private sector organizations.
Starting from April 2011, the first five-year phase of the TSSP earlier known as TRSP was financed with contributions from the European Union, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. The total budget of the first phase (2011 – 2016) was €63 million. With this contribution by Norwegian government the second phase will have an outlay of €uro 57.3 million for another five years.
The second phase of the TSSP, launched in Jan 2017, aims at scaling up the reform process based on the national TVET policy and the National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF). Apart from building a strong foundation for a modernized TVET system, the Programme will also support provision of demand driven TVET training to 3,550 teachers, 1,500 assessors, 500 principals from public and 48,500 workforce, of which 30% are inspired to be women.
The Programme aims to support the setting up of five centres of competence/ excellence across Pakistan, to improve the quality of teaching method in the TVET sector. The Programme specifically focuses on enhancing the engagement of the private sector in TVET planning and delivery. The Programme will also develop and implement 60 new qualifications for Competency Based Training & Assessment (CBT&A).