Karachi, March 26, 2017 (PPI-OT): Governor Sindh Mr. Mohammad Zubair has said that any nation is thoroughly dependent on its human resource and specially persons having technical expertise in different fields. This he said while speaking at an event to distribute tool kits amongst youth who have completed training in various disciplines under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme (PMYSDP)here today at Governor House.
This programme is being conducted by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NVTTC) throughout Pakistan. Executive Director NVTTC Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema, Director General NVTTC Mr. Abdul Raheem Shaikh and President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Mr. Shamim Ahmed Firpo were also present on the occasion.
He said that NVTCC has been assigned an enormous responsibility of preparing skilled youth in various fields which it is doing efficiently. It has completed 2 phases of the programme and as many as 50000 unskilled youth are being trained is various fields during the 3rd phase, he observed.
He said that this training has helped hundreds of youth in getting an employment in their trained fields which has in turn helped in decreasing numbers of unemployed youth. This trained work force would not only be financially sound but would also contribute towards overall economic development of the country, he opined.
Governor Sindh said that youth were our future as they are 60% of the total population .The use of their abilities and skills in a right direction is of utmost importance with regards to making Pakistan economically stable at prosperous, he added. Mr. Mohammad Zubair congratulated NVTTC for choosing standard institutions for providing training to youth under PM’s programme.
He also commended the fact that almost 50000 unskilled youth have been trained in various fields. He asked industrialists and trade bodies to employee trained youth either on a apprentice ship or permanently so as to utilize their skills in a befitting manner. They should also establish vocational training centres at their own for helping in production of trained work force he added and said that Public Private Partnership was needed to accelerate this sector.
He also lauded free of cost training to youth and provision of monthly stipend and tool kits to successful students. Youth should avoid this opportunity of getting vocational and technical training to make their future bright and enhance chances of getting suitable early job, he advised. He said that for making our country strong and prosperous each and every Pakistani must contribute according to their capacity and resources. Our collective efforts in this regard could yield tremendous results, he concluded.
Executive Director NVTTC Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema addressing on the occasion said that training according to job market demand was of immense importance and NVTTC has designed their training modules accordingly. Skills competitions amongst trainees have been a huge success as these are expending and enhancing their knowledge to a great extend, he added.
Mr. Cheema further informed that from next year the number of trainee youth would be doubled i.e. 100000. President KCCI Mr. Shami Ahmed Firpo said that Karachi Chamber would extend all assistance in helping trained youth for getting employment in their trained filed. As many in 60 students trained in various fields received tool kits from Governor Sindh on the occasion.
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