TVET Sector Supported Programme organized the inauguration ceremony of Centre of Excellence in Hayatabad, Peshawar to handover state-of-the-art CoE to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (KP TEVTA). The establishment of five Centres of Excellence is a collaborative initiative of the National and Vocational 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, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.
The CoE Peshawar was handed over to KP TEVTA in presence of the chief guest, Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Abdul Karim Khan, Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Pakistan, Her Excellency Ms. Androulla Kaminara, Cluster Coordinator for Training, Sustainable Growth and Decent Employment Opportunities, GIZ-Pakistan Mr. Olaf Handloegten, Managing Director KP TEVTA Mr. Sajid Iqbal, representative from the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany Ms. Antonia Peters. This CoE in Hayatabad which seeks to foster excellence in training delivery for youth and TVET practitioners will now be assisting in the development of a competent workforce to win better job opportunities. In total, five centres of excellence are being upgraded in Islamabad, Lahore, Kotri and the Hub; of which CoE Peshawar is the first one to be launched. These Centres of Excellence are upgraded in order to provide a cascading model of teachers’ training, upscaling of skills for trainees, provide modern lab facilities, career counselling and job placement services under one roof.