Pakistan’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system is confronted with numerous challenges in the area of access, quality, equity and relevance. The existing limited number of training institutes is unable to cater to the growing young population. Quality and relevance of the training itself is not up to the mark, while there is limited cooperation between the public and private sector as far as TVET policy formulation and delivery is concerned. To support the Government of Pakistan’s endeavors of reforming the TVET system under the National Skills Strategy (NSS), a five-year TVET Reform Support Programme, launched in April 2011, is being implemented with the active collaboration of public and private sector stakeholders across Pakistan.
TVET Reform Support Programme is being implemented through following 5 Components;
- Vocational training of 100,000 people through short and medium-term training courses.
- Pedagogical training of 10,000 TVET teachers.
- Accreditation of 1,000 TVET Programmes Development of 60 each competency standards,curricula and assessment packages.
- Implementation of competency-based training programmes in 30 TVET institutions with 10,000 completers.
- Establishment of 02 Learning Regions.
- Establishment of 100 vocational counselling and placement centres.
- Improved employer satisfaction with graduates’ skills in the areas of technical concepts, practical skills, maintenance, safety, quality and communication skills.
- Improved reputation of TVET among employers, young people and parents.
- Implementation of an impact-based monitoring and evaluation system for TVETGoal and Objectives.