ISLAMABAD, July 17, 2014: A sensitization session on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) here on Thursday offered media persons from the mainstream media outlets and communication specialists associated with various international aid and technical agencies a first-hand information about the ongoing reform in the skill development landscape of Pakistan.
The sensitization session was organized by the TVET Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
The purpose of the sensitization session was to aware the media person and communication specialists about the importance and progress of the TVET reform in Pakistan.
Welcoming participants to the session the Advisor Communication TEVT Reform Support Programme Mohammad Ali Khan highlighted and briefed the participants about reform and the challenges facing the TVET sector in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Akram Burq Director Media NAVTTC, highlighted the role of the media for successful implementation of the reform and raising awareness about the TVET sector as a decent career path. Mr. Burq added that NAVTTC is actively working on improving the quality of technical education in Pakistan. He shared a number of achievements made in collaboration with the TET Reform Support Programme during last three years and urged the media persons to help educate the population, which will also lead to improved social status of the TVET.
While speaking at the session Raja Saad Khan, National Deputy Coordinator, TVET Reform Support Programme highlighted the main objectives of National Skills Strategy and goals of TVET sector in Pakistan. He further mentioned that effective involvement of media would help in promoting understanding about the TVET concepts related to future development, which can influence a wider cross section of the society.
Participants expressed appreciation for the sessions and share their experiences and ideas about TVET sector and how to bring positive changes in this sector according to international standards.