ISLAMABAD, Jan 30, 2013: TVET Reform Support Programme and Resource Access, a leading provider of training and opportunities for overseas employment, have agreed to jointly develop standards and curriculum for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) trade, enabling Pakistan to increase its potential for export of skilled manpower to the Middle East.
In this connection Dr. Ute Hoffmann, Coordinator TVET Reform Support Programme (TVET RSP) and Malik Imran Ijaz, Chief Operating Officer Resource Access signed “Principles of Engagement” to cooperate in the standards and curriculum development process and offer training to young technicians in MEP, one of the most demanded modern trades.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Hoffmann hoped that development of MEP curricula will help Pakistan produce skilled labour force, which can meet the demands of both local and overseas market, especially in the Gulf region.
“We are extremely excited with the opportunity to collaborate with TVET RSP in this pioneering initiative of extreme importance for development of Pakistan’s Technical Manpower on global standards. Together, we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship between TVET RSP and Resource Access, in future” said Malik Imran.
TVET RSP, co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Federal Republic of Germany, is being implemented by GIZ. It aims at helping the public and private sector organizations to reform the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in Pakistan. For more details see www.tvetreform.org.pk.
Resource Access is a training, testing and placement organization that trains technical manpower by using state of the art technical facilities and experienced faculty using Competency-based Curricula. They develop highly skilled manpower for the gulf and middle-eastern markets based on feedback from employers and cater to the emerging technological needs of the market. It also facilitates better paid and long lasting job opportunities for the Pakistani youth. For more details see www.resourceaccess.co