ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government will launch a project for training and rehabilitation of women prisoners in jails of Multan and Larkana.
The project is part of new initiatives to be taken by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) and it will be executed through funding of Asia Foundation and Aurat Foundation, official sources.
The project will be implemented by concerned jail authorities with the technical cooperation of NAVTTC.
According to official figures, Ministry of Education and Training will spend an amount of Rs 5,271.388 million during current year to fund 10 on-going projects including Rs 350 million to NAVTTC to fund 134 development projects.
Training in paramedics through e-learning is being implemented by National Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in 25 Centers, all over the country.
Training in modern techniques of agri farming/tunnel farming is being imparted by Main Shadi Farms, Mamoon Janjan, Faisalabad. Industry based training in “Rice Milling Plant Operator” at Amir Rice Traders, Kamokey, Gujranwala is also planned.
National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) is implementing a National Skill Strategy 2009-13.
The Commission is working to overcome issues like lack of standardization, skill gap, improper curricula, poor quality of instructional staff, inadequate accreditation and poor infrastructure, and to encourage private sector to enhance technical education and vocational training capacity.
NAVTTC is giving Rs 2,000 per month to each trainee during the training course.
According to available data, presently, 1,522 technical institutes with enrollment of 314,188 are working in the country and providing technical skills to the labour force.
It is also being planned to produce one million skilled labour forces per year. Five Skill Development Councils (SDCs) have also been established tomeet diversified training needs of industrial and commercial sectors and have so far trained more than 50,000 workers.
An amount of Rs 2,951.577 million was allocated under PSDP 2012-13 for ongoing projects of Ministry of Education & Training including Rs 300 million for NAVTTC and out of which Rs 180 million (60%) were utilized till March 2013.
6,755 youth received vocational & technical training under the President Fanni Maharat Programme and Prime Minister’s Hunermand Pakistan Programme and 9,837 are under training.
NAVTTC has developed 106 Curricula on Competency Based Training (CBT) approach in last one year by involving industry at different stages of its development.
In addition, NAVTTC also developed competency standards in four economic sectors including Beauty & Personal Care, Fashion Designing, Hospitality and Garments Manufacturing in collaboration with International Labour Organization, Pakistan.
NAVTTC constituted 28 Industry Advisory Groups (IAGs) in different economic sectors.
The rationale behind establishing the IAGs is to involve industry representatives in providing labour market information, setting up of competency standards and their input in Technical Education & Vocational Training (TEVT) policy making.
Job Analysis Workshops conducted in different industries to develop competency profile/skill standards which would help in development of curricula.
Vocational curricula for 35 trades have been notified and job analysis of 46 more vocational trades in different industries has been conducted.
NAVTTC constituted TEVT Accreditation & Quality Evaluation committee (TA&QEC) for accreditation of TEVT institutions.
In the first phase, 14 TEVT Institutes have been accredited during current financial year. The accreditation of further 18 plus TEVT Institutes is under process.