Islamabad: Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar was informed on Friday that the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) has so far trained more than 74,737 people in various fields of modern technology.
The minister was chairing a high-level meeting to review the “Skills for All Project” under the Prime Minister’s “Kamyab Jawan Programme”, a press release posted here said.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Shabnam Sarfraz, Member of Social Sector and Decentralization, Planning Commission, Chairman, NAVTTC, Syed Jawad Hassan, Sajid Baloch, Executive Director (NAVTTC) and other key officials.
The goal is to empower the youth of the country in various fields related to technologies.
Out of a total of 35,268 were trained in High-Tech Technologies (Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Digital Marketing, etc.).
In addition, 39,469 young people were trained in conventional technologies such as electricians, welders, plumbers, beauticians, domestic seamstresses, etc.
He further shared that 71% of qualified young people trained under the program are employed. This includes 20% of those who have been self-employed.
Similarly, the meeting was informed that 23,000 qualified young people in the informal sector have been certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
The National Employment Exchange tool and workforce database have been developed and made fully functional. The Minister appreciated the achievements and suggested exploring ways to intensify vocational training for the benefit of young people.
Our top priority is to train young people so that they can get jobs in various fields, the minister said.
The meeting also discussed the next phase of the project targeting one million jobs through skills development programs.