The Donor-funded TVET Sector Support Programme organized the ‘Showcasing of TVET Reforms in Sindh and Balochistan’ – A ceremony to highlight programme’s result of a decade-long efforts. The event was organized at a local hotel in Karachi. TVET Sector Support Programme collaborated with the Government of Pakistan to bring reforms in the TVET sector since 2011. Launch of TVET Policy, National Vocational Qualification Framework, Competency-based training approach and engagement of private sector in the reform process are the key paradigm-shifts brought by the Government of Pakistan in the past 10 years with the support of Programme. The Programme is funded by the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. It 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), provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) and large number of private sector organizations.
The event was graced by His Excellency German Consul General in Karachi Mr. Holger Ziegeler, Chief Secretary Sindh, Mumtaz Ali Shah, Country Director GIZ Pakistan Mr. Tobias Becker, Chairman NAVTTC Syed Javed Hassan and all the stakeholders of TVET Sector Support Programme. Iris Cordelia Rotzoll-Head of TVET Sector Support Programme, representatives of TVET academia, private sector representatives from Sindh, NAVTTC and Sindh and Balochistan TEVTA attended the event. The showcase event of TVET reforms in Sindh and Balochistan, started with a gallery tour followed by the presentation of “‘Changing Lives through Skills: A Book of the TVET Sector Support Programme, Pakistan’ | A rundown of WB in Pakistan”, recognition of TVET reforms from stakeholders and notable remarks by Chief Guests and representatives from the TVET Sector in Pakistan.