Islamabad, November 21, 2019: National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) and leading authorities offering skills training in Pakistan have joined hands to establish Centres of Excellence, one each in four provinces and Islamabad Capital Territory.
Establishment of these centres is supported funded by the European Union and the governments of Germany and Norway as part of ongoing reform within the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector of Pakistan.
The Centres of Excellence (COEs) are being established in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Kotri and Hub to promote excellent learning environment for youth aspiring their career within TVET sector.
To formally agree on the construction and renovation work of the selected training centres, NAVTTC and provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) signed agreement of cooperation here on Thursday at a ceremony held in Islamabad.
Speaking at the occasion, the representatives of respective TEVTAs appreciated the cascading approach for bringing quality in the TVET framework. Establishment of these centres will provide training for students following the Competency Based Training (CBT) approach. They will also house continuous professional development activities for teaching faculty as well as assessors and TVET institute managers across Pakistan. Upgradation of existing five teacher training institutes into CoEs is one of the highlights of respective intervention area being supported by the TVET Sector Support Programme. These CoEs will offer a functional and sustainable model of quality training of TVET managers, teachers, instructors and assessors in the TVET system.
Executive Director NAVTTC Dr. Nasir Khan in his remarks said conducive learning environment, well-trained teachers and high-quality equipment can boost the learning avenues for youth. He hoped that the establishment of these CoEs will promote excellence in the technical training environment for the development of trained youth according to latest training trends.