The Donor-funded TVET Sector Support Programme handed over a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence (CoE) to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (KP TEVTA) during an inauguration ceremony in Hayatabad, Peshawar.
The establishment of five Centres of Excellence is a collaborative initiative of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH under the TVET Sector Support Programme, which is funded by the European Union (EU), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.
The CoE in Hayatabad, which seeks to foster excellence in training delivery for youth and TVET practitioners, will assist in the building up of a competent workforce with better job opportunities. In total, five CoEs are being established through upgradation in Islamabad, Lahore, Kotri and the Hub. These CoEs will provide a cascading model of teachers’ training, upscaling of skills for trainees, modern lab facilities, career counselling and job placement services under one roof. The CoE Peshawar is the first one to be completed and launched.
The CoE Peshawar was handed over to KP TEVTA in the presence of the chief guest, Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Abdul Karim Khan; First Secretary of the EU Delegation to Pakistan, Mr. Sven Ruesch; Cluster Coordinator for Training, Sustainable Growth and Decent Employment Opportunities, GIZ-Pakistan Mr. Olaf Handloegten; Managing Director KP TEVTA Engr. Sajjad Ali Shah and representative from the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany Ms. Antonia Peters.