LAHORE, March 14, 2014: National Curriculum Review Committee(NCRC) of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) after Industry Validation attended by a large number of industry representatives has approved three Competency Based Training (CBT) programmes i.e. Hair Styling, Skin Care and Beauty Therapy.
These training programmes have been developed with the technical assistance of 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 fürInternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
These programmes were approved during meetingsheld from March 12-14, 2014 in the Government College of Technology Railway Road, Lahore.A large number of industrial and academic representatives participatedin meetings and appreciated the initiative.
Dr. Alan Male, a TVET expert sharing saidthat all these trades were quite demanding in the market and their focus was to provide employment opportunities to the female of Pakistan. “These training programmes are competency based and are competitive to any such programme in the world,” he said that he was amazed to see the dedication and enthusiasm of all the participants who discussed each and every point in detail during these days.
Ms. Sabreena Sheikh, a Beauty sector expert, said that beauty parlors were one of the major players in the Beauty Care sector of Pakistan and provided a wide range of services relating to beauty treatment for women and men. “These services include threading, facial, haircut to complex and more professional services like electrolysis, permanent make-up, diet and skin related consultations provided by qualified dieticians and dermatologists.”
Mr. Nasir Khan of NAVTTC informed that the National Curriculum Review Committee was the apex forum competent to recommend national training programmes in Pakistan. “For the first time we have developedstandardized national curricula for this sector. The presence of 55 professional beauty experts proves that the industry trusts these curricula and there is a willingness to implement thisat the national level.”
Ms. MohiniSaif from Meelang said that the beauty care industry had grown over the years and was basically female oriented. “The number of beauty clinics in Pakistan has increased at a fast pace over the last few years. This sector is still growing. Therefore,it is very important to have standardized training programmes.”
Mr. Naeem Akhtar, Deputy National Leader component 2 of TVET Reform Support Programme,said that the development of curriculainvolved highly professional industry experts who supported the process from Job Analysis to the finalization of curricula. “The group of experts hired by the programme for this task performed quite well with the help of some international experts to complete the task in a professional manner.”