QUETTA Sept 17, 2013:Experts at a seminar here on Tuesday suggestedmore investment in infrastructure and teacher training to improve the quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET)services, which will enable young boys and girls earn a decent livelihood in Balochistan.
Experts and community leaders expressed their views at a seminar entitled-Promoting TVET in Balochistan- jointly organized by the Human Unity Networking Ability & Resources Baluchistan (HUNNAR) and GIZ through its TVET Reform Support Programme.
The purpose of the seminar was to highlight the issues, challenges and opportunities in the TVET sector of Balochistan. In the seminar, the participants also take stock of the good examples from special initiative-Rehabilitation of TVET institutes in Quetta Project- which was implemented by GIZ through HUNNAR with the financial support of German government.
Roshan Khursheed Bharucha, Chairman of HUNNAR threw light on silent features of this special project and its impacts in the shape of quality training and equipping the youth with employable skills according to the market demand.
She said investment in infrastructure and teacher training has led to better outcome from the technical training centers and vocational training institutes, rehabilitated under this project. The outcomes of this project, she opined, signifies the importance of investment in the infrastructure that has direct impact on the quality of training. She said with this project the enrollment has gone up in all the three training centers, which were rehabilitated.
Mohammad Ali Khan, Communication OfficerTVET Reform Support Programme/GIZ stressed upon the quality of TVET delivery with emphasis of the reform activities currently being undertaken across Pakistan with active support of public and private sector organizations. In the seminar, principals of the training centers, which were rehabilitated under this project, shared their experiences.
Director Manpower Training Balochistan Mr. Zaheer Ahmed, Deputy Director Mr. Irfanuddin and people from different walks of life also shared their views on the importance of skill development in Balochistan.