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Private sector participation: key for TVET implementation

dHYDERABAD, May 4, 2017: Experts have termed cooperation between public and private sector is of a critical importance for making delivery of the technical and vocational education and training in line with the market needs. Speaking at a dialogue, the experts, TVET providers and industry representatives stressed upon the importance of greater participation of the private sector in design and delivery of the TVET.

The dialogue was organized by the Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) in collaboration with the TVET Reform Support Programme, which is funded by the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and Royal Norwegian Embassy.

The forum included presentations and panel discussion on measures to increase the cooperation between public and private sector.

Representatives of business and industry associations from Hyderabad, Dadu, Badin as well as principals and instructors of the training institutes participated in the session.

eDirector of Industrial Coordination (IC) Sindh TEVTA Abdul Hafeez Abro said that the authority is taking the industry on-board for effective and quality delivery of TVET.  The Vice President of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ziauddin Qureshi ensured all-out support for the implementation of technical and vocational training adding that private sector is ready to play its due role. He stressed upon a better liaison between Sindh TEVTA and Chamber. He offered to set up a desk for better coordination mechanism between the training authority and industries.

President of Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry Akram Ansari emphasized on human resource development which is only possible through involvement of private sector from the very beginning.

Director of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Hyderabad, Waheeda Mahesar, Ghulam Mohammed from STEVTA, Shafiq Lakho from private sector and others also spoke at the occasion followed by the question and answer session.

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