PESHAWAR, March 13, 2014: Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat will set up six Vocational Counselling and Job Placement centres with updated labour market information to provide better employment opportunities for the youth of the area.
These centres will provide services to the students, trainees and employees regarding their personal, professional and career development. These centres will also bridge the gap between job market and various levels of skilled labour force through collaborative networking.
These centres will be set up with the technical assistance of TVET Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Total 100 similar centers are being set up across Pakistan under the same reform programme.
Administering market-related vocational trainings to more than 600,000 unemployed youth is a challenge given the shortage of state-owned institutes and private training centres in FATA. The FATA Secretariat is trying to tackle this challenge with assistance from the TVET-Reform Support Program.
Equipment was handed over to the FATA Secretariat in a ceremony held on March 13th, 2014, while 12 officers from 10 different TVET institutes from across FATA have already been trained on the delivery of vocational counselling and job placement services.