ISLAMABAD: National Steering Committee for Curricula Review constituted by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) reviewed the progress on developing 60 vocational trades.Dr. Mukhtar, Director General NAVTTC, inaugurated the meeting held on Feb 16 at NAVTTC headquarters. Dr. Ute Hoffmann, Coordinator TVET Reform Support Programme, presented an initial draft list of professions for the consideration of the industry and provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs). Feedback from the stakeholders was invited to form a consensus with regards to the training requirements of employers. In addition, a further 18 trades have been outsourced for competency based curricula development with the panel of experts being suggested by the provincial TEVTAs. The progress of these 18 trades was also provided to the members.
Moreover, the members were updated about the last month’s curricula review events, which witnessed the first ever national gathering at Lahore to review 22 vocational trades and 5 Diplomas of Associate Engineers.The Steering Committee members were informed about the role, played by National Curricula Review Committees in reviewing the technical content and recommending suggestions to bring the curricula at par with existing demands of the industry.