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GB strives for a better TVET system

Gilgit-August 13, 2018, Monday:
The Government of Gilgit Baltistan considers technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as a priority because it will enable the local youth to have access to decent livelihood opportunities, says Mr. Khadim Hussain, the Secretary Education here on Monday.
Mr. Hussain was speaking at a workshop by the TVET Cell of the Department of Education in collaboration with the TVET Sector Support Programme, which is funded by the European Union and the governments of Germany and Norway.
He informed the audience about the steps being taken by the government for establishing a better TVET system in the region, saying the GB council has approved TVET Act, which will serve as the foundation for setting the TVET system in the region at par with other provinces of Pakistan.
The main objective of the workshop was to plan measures in GB for introduction of Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) as well as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the two significant elements of the ongoing TVET sector reform in Pakistan.
Various training providers both from the public and private sector participated in the workshop and gave suggestions on how to mainstream the existing training delivery system of the region and also agreed on certain activities.
While, concluding the workshop, Director Education GB, Abdul Majeed hoped that the introduction of reformed TVET system will help in improvement of the quality of the training and skillful youth will have access to the better employment opportunities in the country and abroad. “The government will extend it utmost support for streamlining the function and introducing the system of CBT and RPL in the public and private sector training service providers,” he concluded.