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The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Support Programme (TVET SSP) organized a ceremony in a local hotel of Lahore in which 90 Pakistani returnees and locals, including more than 50 women, received sewing kits and electrician kits as in-kind support.
The event was arranged to extend the in-kind support measures to facilitate business start-ups for the returnees and local population by the TVET Sector Support Programme which is facilitating the reintegration of returnees under its new component, ‘Reintegration of Returnees in Pakistan’, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in partnership with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), in close collaboration with the provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) and several not-for-profit, public, and private sector organisations, the programme is funded by the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.
The beneficiaries were trained in a 2-days-long workshop on Career & Entrepreneurship Advisory prior to the in-kind support handover ceremony. Men and women from Punjab and KP, who participated in the workshop, will now be able to start their own businesses upon their return to their hometowns.
The ‘Reintegration of Returnees in Pakistan’ component of TVET SSP, aims to facilitate the socio-economic development of Pakistani returnees and the locals by offering them quick and effective start-up opportunities, especially in Punjab, as it is one of the regions most affected by return migration. The component will support 15,000 individuals, including 6,500 returnees from Germany and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries through various support measures including Career and Entrepreneurship Advisory Services, Competency-based Training & Assessments (CBT&A), Recognition of Prior Learning, and Employment Promotion.