Dec 14, 2012
ISLAMABAD: National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) is all set to launch a major initiative of training 10,000 in-service teachers imparting Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) across Pakistan, as as one of the targets set by the National Skill Strategy 2008-2013.
To achieve this ambitious target, NAVTTC with the technical assistance of TVET Reform Support Programme (TVET-RSP), has trained 100 lead trainers/e-tutors which were selected from the TVET institutions functioning across the country. These lead trainers/e- tutors will impart training to TVET teachers in their respective regions in the 18 e-learning centres divided in proportion with the functioning number of TVET teachers in the training institutes located in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-FATA, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad Capital Territory. The training of 100 lead trainers has been conducted in 4 batches between May and December 2012 at National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE) by international training experts using modern e-learning method.
Closing ceremony of the training programme for the final batch of 27 lead trainers/e-tutors was held here on Friday at NISTE. The Director General Planning and Development NAVTTC Shahrukh Nusrat, Coordinator TVET RSP Dr. Ute Hoffmann and officials from Punjab TEVTA, Punjab Vocational Training Council, NISTE and other TVET stakeholders participated in the ceremony.
TVET Reform Support Programme is co-funded by the European Union, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany and is implemented by GIZ.
The trained lead trainers/e-tutors will start training of TVET teachers tentatively from March 2013 according to rotation programme to be developed by the regional Task Forces of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) and Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) to complete the training of 10,000 TVET teachers.