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Female students urged to learn employable skills

aKARACHI, Aug 27, 2015: A large number of female students from different schools were given first-hand information on the opportunities in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at an awareness session held here on Thursday.

The awareness session was part of a special drive launched by the Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) to sensitize the youth and communities about the importance and opportunities of TVET.The event was organized for high and higher secondary school students at Government College of Technology, Karimabad Karachi. The students of Government Girls Higher Secondary Azizabad, Karachi and good number of teachers also participated in the event.

The Managing Director of STEVTA S M Kaleem Makki was the chief guest of the session. He laid stress on the importance of TVET sector and highlighted number of initiatives undertaken by STEVTA for promotion of TVET.

He urged the female students to actively pursue their studies into TVET sector because of a lot of job opportunities in the sector. He termed the TVET as decent career path. He said that these types of program would be organized in other parts of the province. He said that STEVTA is continuing the awareness drive and appreciated the support of TVET Reform Support Programme in this regard.

bBesides, more than 200 girl students, parents and civil society representatives also attended the session.Director Operations STEVTA Mr. Syed Nazar Ali, Dr. Masroor Shaikh and other officials attended the ceremony and delivered their presentations.

During the session, merit scholarship cheques were also distributed among 109 outstanding students of Government College of Technology, Karimabad, Karachi. The scholarship cheques were distributed by an NGO Diya Pakistan. Mr. Gul Muhammad, Director Diya Pakistan was the guest of honor.

This special campaign is supported by the TVET Reform Support Programme, which is funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The Programme has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close collaboration with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).

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