KARACHI, June 10, 2013: Over 85 applicants appeared to participate in the entrance test for the training courses offered by the Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) under the Germany Pakistan Training Initiative (GPATI) here on Monday.
The iACT offers retail assistant training course and logistics and supply chain assistant training course under the GPATI training scheme, which is initiated by the German Consulate General in Karachi in collaboration with German and Pakistani companies.
GPATI is a skills development programme based on a famous German Dual Training System model, which has been modified according to the particular environment and needs of Pakistan. Following this model, trainees receive theoretical training at training centres, while on the job training is imparted at the companies in real time workplace environments.
Under GPATI, German companies such as BASF, BMW, DHL, Lind, Lufthansa Cargo, Merck, Metro, DB Schenker, Mercedes, SIEMENS and a national company Automobile Corporation of Pakistan (PVT) Limited are participating in this initiative as the contributing employers. At the same time the Aman Institute for Vocational Training (AMANTECH) and the Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) are the training providers for this project.
The selection process of the trainees for these courses, which last for one year, will be completed in two phases. After successful completion of the entrance test applicants will be interviewed by the employers for final selection.
The candidates shortlisted for the logistics and supply chain assistant training will also be interviewed by the concerned employers such as DHL and DB Schenker on Thursday, June 13 after which the selected trainees will be enrolled for the training that is expected to start in the last week of June.