Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has started work on development of an action plan to modernize technical and vocational training system in the province.
The Action Plan is being developed by the Technical Education Department in collaboration with German Development Agency (GIZ). The plan is to be based on a framework, which has already been worked out under national skills strategy.
In this connection, the Technical Education Department held a two day workshop in collaboration with GIZ here at Peshawar. Provincial Minister for Technical Education, Nawabzada Mahmood Zeb Khan, DG Technical Education, Prof. Shakeel Ahmad, Industrialists, Academia and the representatives of GIZ attended the workshop.
At the occasion, the participants shared ideas for action plan to promote technical education in the province. Addressing to the workshop, the minister technical education thanked the participants and especially the GIZ for conducting a workshop to promote technical and vocational training in the province. The minister said that every citizen requires to be equipped with latest knowledge and vocational skills. If we achieved this we will be able to successfully meet the challenges of the future.
The Minister gave examples of China, Japan and other developed countries who achieved development because of capability of technical and vocational skills. He added that provincial government improving technical education and vocational trainings in the province and added that for this purpose at least 40 schemes have been included in the 2011-12 ADP, 11 colleges upgraded to Govt: Colleges of Technology and providing free technical education to over 1500 intelligent students of the province.
In the concluding remarks, the Minister thanked the participants and especially the GIZ for arranging workshop first in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to promote technical and vocational trainings in the province.
For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: +9291 921 6889 (Ext 106)