Lahore, November 23, 2017: “Skilled and certified workforce can gain major employability benefits to prosper in their profession.” These remarks were made by Mr Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema, Executive Director, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) in the Award Ceremony of Certificates of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at a local hotel in Lahore.
The ceremony was held with the support of TVET Sector Support Programme to award certificates to as many as 57 awardees, assessed under the latest system for recognition of their leaning from the informal training system under various trades. The ceremony was supported by TVET Sector Support Programme, which is mainly funded by the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany. The TVET SSP is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close collaboration with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) as well as provincial Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) and private sector organizations.
Under this new initiative, the skilled workers, who have learned various skills informally mainly through Ustad-Shagrid (teacher-student) system, undergo a competency-based assessment and upon successful test are issued national certificates. With the support of TVET Sector Support Programme, RPL is part of the Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) Programme being run under the selected vocational trades across the country to bring a paradigm shift in the delivery of technical and vocational education and training.