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Punjab organises Hunar Rozgar Mela

FAISALABAD:  The Punjab government in collaboration with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector Support Programme and Migration for Development (PME), Germany, organised the Hunar Rozgar Mela on Wednesday to connect skilled young job-seekers in vocational and technical trades with recruiters and HR professionals from leading enterprises.

A large number of trainees and graduates had shown their skills and recruitment enterprises of private sector held job-seekers interviews on the spot.

Through the mela, the TVET Sector Support Programme (fundedby the European Union, Norwegian and German governments) and Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) successfully showcased the skills of training institutes in Faisalabad that are implementing competency-based training in industry-priority economic sectors.

Addressing the gathering, Punjab Minister for Zakat & Ushr Department Shoukat Ali Laleka said: `The Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 is a great initiative and will serve as a platform to connect hundreds of young job-seekers trained in vocational and technical trades with recruiters and HR professionals from leading enterprises`.

Head of TVET Sector Support Programme Ms. Iris Cordelia Rotzol, said skilled youth of any country play a vital role for the economicdevelopment.

Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) Shahnawaz Badar said: `We hope and expect a greater cooperation and collaboration between PVTC andthe private sectorinenhancing quality of training and employment opportunities for our graduates.

National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NVTTC) Director General Mujeebur Rehman said: `Our efforts are to have best vocational and technical training system in Pakistan than conforms to the international standards.


The story originally appeared in DAWN


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