ISLAMABAD Oct 25, 2013: Pakistan has decided to formulate its first-ever National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy to improve the state of the skill development system in the country.
Federal Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Engineer Muhammad Baleeh-ur-Rehman has issued directives for development of a National TVET Policy in a meeting held at National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Headquarters the other day. The minister was given presentations on different subjects about TVET promotion in the country.
Dr. Julie Reviere, Principal Advisor TVET Reform Support Programme, gave a presentation on the status of implementation of National Skills Strategy (NSS) and stressed the need for a National TVET Policy in line with the upcoming Vision 2015.
The minister agreed to the proposal and the proposed roadmap of developing this policy. He issued directives for constituting Taskforce for the development of National TVET Policy, which will give a strategic overview for the reforms in the TVET system. This Taskforce will consist of experts and employers.
The National TVET Policy will be development with the technical assistance of TVET Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented by the GIZ.
Raja Saad Khan, National Deputy Coordinator TVET Reform Support Programme, gave an overview of the National Skills Information System (NSIS), which is a new online tool to assess the needed skills and their link to the labour market. The NSIS will give real time information to the potential TVET trainees about skills in demand and also the employers about the upcoming workforce. The minister lauded the initiative and assured of his support for its success.