Lahore, August 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Under a (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) TVET sector reform programme, sponsored by the Delegation of European Union to Pakistan, (Technology Up-gradation and Skill Development Company) TUSDEC has initiated TOT (Training of Trainers) in Peshawar as a first phase of the three years project.
TUSDEC has partnered with ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) and PMN (Pakistan Micro finance Network) for the implementation of the programme aimed at improving the access, quality and service delivery of the TVET sector for rural, marginalized communities through innovative curricula and training methods.
According to a company spokesperson, TUSDEC will be extending the services of curricula development, training of the trainers, programme monitoring and evaluation. Sixteen days training session has been instigated in Peshawar in which 12 teachers will be trained as master trainers in the trades of Dress Making and Hand/Machine Embroidery.
TUSDEC has engaged proficient curricula development experts to formulate innovative, progressive yet immensely adaptive course of study. The spokesperson further shared that initially four districts of Swat, Upper Dir, Lower Dir and Muzaffarabad have been chosen to implement the TOT (Training of Trainers), preparing 12 instructors to be stationed back to the their respective TVET institutes to train 2000 females in the areas of dress making and Hand/Machine Embroidery.
The company spokesperson said that after the first phase, TUSDEC would organize TOT sessions for the trades of Building Electrician, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning, Motorcycle repair, Industrial Electrician, Solar Panel and Generator Technicians to equip 75 trainers to impart trainings in various target districts of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The programme aims to train 8000 men and women from rural, impoverished areas alongside the IDPs. The source shared that the programme methodology will positively yield towards the downright achievement of its objectives.
The programme will enable the TVET trainees as well as the institutes to upgrade their curriculum and instruction approaches while enhancing the chances of quality technical and vocational education for the area inhabitants.
The programme will contribute in rallying the participatory rural and community development approach which will render an improved socio-economic situation in the target districts. There is a retrograde connection between the potentials of economic growth and vocational education as the area can be identified for its significant prospects to capitalize. National progress and integrity are paralleled and can be triggered if whole of the potential workforce is equipped to work as an adept and productive human resource for the country.
The company spokesperson further said that various initiatives of TVET reform are being endowed by the Delegation of European Union to Pakistan and other international donor agencies. Such actions are hailing promising sceneries in terms of the socioeconomic uplift of the vulnerable communities through sustainable capacity building.
The dissemination of advanced skills among the available manpower of the country would not only help in paving livelihood opportunities but will induce the cognizance of work-orientation and national deference discouraging the prevalent malefic social behaviours.
For more information, contact:
Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC)
State Cement Corporation Building
Kot Lakhpat Lahore 54770, Pakistan
Tel: (+92)-42-111-000-143, 35145793
Fax: (+92)-42-35121658, 35145792