- Module 01 Perform Basic Bench Work
- Module 02 Perform Drilling Operations
- Module 03 Occupational Health and Safety
- Module 04 Carry out Preventive Maintenance
- Module 05 Perform Turning Operations
- Module 06 Perform Milling Operations
- Module 07 Basic CNC Machine Operations
- Module 08 Perform Grinding Machine Operations
- Module 09 Carry out Shapper Machine Operations
- National Vocational Certificate in Beauty Care (Beauty Therapy)
- National Vocational Certificate in Beauty Care (Skin Care)
- National Vocational Certificate in Beauty Care (Hair Styling)
- National Vocational Certificate in Mechanical Technology (Machinist)
- National Vocational Certificate in Textiles (CAD/CAM Operator)
- National Vocational Certificate in Mechanical Technology (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- National Vocational Certificate in Construction Technology (General Electrician)
- National Vocational Certificate in Electronic Home Appliances Technician
- National Vocational Certificate in Information Technology (Computer Operator)
- National Vocational Certificate in Information Technology (Web Designing and Development)
- National Vocational Certificate in Information Technology (Auto CAD)
- National Vocational Certificate in Information Technology (E-Commerce)
- National Vocational Certificate in Information Technology (Computer Graphics -Print)
KARACHI, Sept 09, 2015: The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) on Wednesday presented awards to a number of national and multinational companies for their contribution towards creation of skilled workforce in Pakistan under its 3nd Employer of the Year Award-2014 Competition.
The annual awards were given in a ceremony held here on Wednesday, where Dr. Aisha Ghous Pasha, Minister of Finance Government of Punjab was the Chief Guest while Mr. Arif Elahi, Chairman Pakistan National Shipping Corporation and Ms. Anne Kofoed, Head of Section Education & Governance European Union delegation to Pakistan were the Guests of Honour. The event was attended by over 200 participants drawn from business, government, employers, workers and members of civil society.
Since 2012, the EFP has been organizing “Employer of the Year Award” to recognize and honour the efforts of enterprises for their contribution and commitment towards creation of skilled workforce and provision of a safe and supportive work environment. This year the EFP received 33 entries and the winners were conferred with awards in different categories.
The competition was supported by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close coordination with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
KARACHI, Aug 27, 2015: A large number of female students from different schools were given first-hand information on the opportunities in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at an awareness session held here on Thursday.
The awareness session was part of a special drive launched by the Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) to sensitize the youth and communities about the importance and opportunities of TVET.The event was organized for high and higher secondary school students at Government College of Technology, Karimabad Karachi. The students of Government Girls Higher Secondary Azizabad, Karachi and good number of teachers also participated in the event.
The Managing Director of STEVTA S M Kaleem Makki was the chief guest of the session. He laid stress on the importance of TVET sector and highlighted number of initiatives undertaken by STEVTA for promotion of TVET.
He urged the female students to actively pursue their studies into TVET sector because of a lot of job opportunities in the sector. He termed the TVET as decent career path. He said that these types of program would be organized in other parts of the province. He said that STEVTA is continuing the awareness drive and appreciated the support of TVET Reform Support Programme in this regard.
Besides, more than 200 girl students, parents and civil society representatives also attended the session.Director Operations STEVTA Mr. Syed Nazar Ali, Dr. Masroor Shaikh and other officials attended the ceremony and delivered their presentations.
During the session, merit scholarship cheques were also distributed among 109 outstanding students of Government College of Technology, Karimabad, Karachi. The scholarship cheques were distributed by an NGO Diya Pakistan. Mr. Gul Muhammad, Director Diya Pakistan was the guest of honor.
This special campaign is supported by the TVET Reform Support Programme, which is funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The Programme has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close collaboration with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
Karachi,June 15, 2015: A large number of youth turned up at the job fair organized here on Monday and got first-hand information about the job market for the skilled workforce and career opportunities available in different industries.
The job fair was jointly organized by the National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) and the Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA). The TVET Reform Support Programme, which is funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy supported the event. A good number of TVET providers and employers participated during the job fair and the National Skills Information System (NSIS) was also showcased in a bid to create awareness around this important TVET reform element.
Executive Director NAVTTC Sajjad Saleem Hotiana while addressing the participants said that such job fairs will help both jobless youth as well as industry to hire skilled and potential workers already available in the market.
He explained that a number of initiatives have been undertaken by the NAVTTC under TVET Reform Support Programme to improve quality and relevance of the TVET system and termed the NSIS as a one window solution for the industrialists and skilled workers to find jobs and recruit skilled workers online on http://skillingpakistan.org website.
The job fair featured organizations from academic, industrial, developmental sector. Around 50 local and multinational companies set up their stalls to guide the TVET graduates and students about the future opportunities in the job market and TVET sector.In order to facilitate visitors from all segments of the society, a free entry was announced. The job fair is poised to serve as a cost-effective way for the organizations to directly interact with prospective candidates and recruit the required talent without going through the hassle of traditional hiring practices.
TEVTA institutes, industry partners, prominent training institutes from the public sector set up their stalls and products of the trainees on this occasion. While some of the stalls also had the success stories from a number of TEVTA institutes and training programmes. Thousands of the students and graduates of TVET education related and from basic stream of education visited the stalls and got information about available job opportunities in the industries and institutions.
He further said that these job fairs not only provides a platform to employers and job workers seekers but also the government, TVET planners and donors can benefit from the statistical information on skills market for informed planning and decision making in TVET sector.
Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqui, Vice Chairman STEVTA Shahid Abdul Salam Thaheem, Senior Technical Coordinator TVET Reform Support Programme Hans Ludwig Burns, Syed Nazar Ali Director Operations STEVTA and Director National Skills Information System (NSIS) NAVTTC Abdul Hafeez Abbasialso spoke on the occasion.
LAHORE, June 2, 2015: As many as 41 young women on Tuesday celebrated their successafter completion of a special training programme, offered by the Punjab Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Punjab TEVTA) in close collaboration with industry.
These promising skilled women were given certificates of completion of their one year training course at a ceremony organized by the Punjab TEVTA here on Tuesday.
The first batch of pass outs of Government Technical Training Institute for Women (GTTI-W)Township Lahore of TEVTA Punjab were jubilant in the ceremony attended by employers, parents and good number of youth and officials of TEVTA.
The ceremony was supported by theTVET Reform Support Programme funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy and has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing this programme in close collaboration with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
Naila Tabbasum, one of the pass-outs said at the occasion that this course is like a dream coming true because now she has got a job in leading mobile companyadding that this course has actually provided the opportunity to her as she was even reluctant to use computer at her home.
The ceremony started with a presentation of cooperative vocational training which was launched in Punjab as Germany Pakistan Training Initiative (GPATI). The commercial courses were offered in the fields of customer services and sales officer’swhich also included on job training for the trainees. These trainees have undergone extensive theoretical as well as practical work and spent their time at institute as well as industry through on job training.
Mr. Jawad Qureshi, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of TEVTA Punjab felicitated the pass outs adding that the completion of courses is just a beginning because TEVTA will strive for their job placement as well.
He also outlined a number of initiatives undertaken by TEVTA Punjab for the promotion of technical education and vocational training and termed it as a way forward for ensuring prosperity for young people in particular and for the province in general. Mr. Amir Munir, chairman of GPATI steering committee Punjab, delivered the welcome address followed by a panel discussion which highlighted the importance of cooperative vocational training. The participants of the ceremony also placed questions before the panel.
Mr. Waheed Asghar, Director RDAT TEVTA Punjab, Mr. Ahsan Imran Shaikh, CEO of Millat Equipment Limited. Mr. Amir Munir, Executive Director CEI Supply Chain (Pvt.) LimitedPartner of the DB Schenker Network and Raja Saad Khan, National Deputy Coordinator TVET Reform Support Program spoke at the panel discussion. The participants pledged to work collaboratively through public private partnership model.
The assessment and examination of the trainees was conducted by an assessment committee comprised of members from industry, trade testing board and institute.
Another pass out Fareeda Shahzadi speaking at the occasion said that she got the job after completion of the course and it has brought a lot of changes in her personality including confidence.
Tapping into the alternate sources of renewable energy is seen as a ‘game changer’ in terms of satisfying Pakistan’s growing appetite for energy, but at the same time it is also opening up new jobs and occupations for the skilled workers.
Worldwide the use of renewable energies as clean energies and available in urban as well in remote areas is a strong feature and on a constant rise. In Pakistan, which is going through the energy crisis, a visible shift is seen towards generating electricity from different natural resources. This change has led to opening up of new segments in the labor market and qualified workers with sound qualification in installing PV panels, solar water heating equipment or maintaining hydropower plants have better job opportunities.
Promotion of renewable energies, this is also one of the areas of capacity development of the TVET Reform Support Programme (TSRP). The TRSP is funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) implements this Programme in close collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
One of the focal areas is to develop and implement competency based training schemes and one of the priorities is to foster the implementation of training schemes for renewable energies, in particular
• A Building Electrician with PV panel installation (BET)
• A Plumber with installation of Solar Water Heating (PLUMB)
• A Technician for Micro Hydro Power plants (MHP)
• A Technician and a Supervisor for Biogas plants
The schemes for BET and PLUMB will pave the way for capacity building, which is going to have a spanning effect in the job market. The perspective is to work with one of the upcoming private installation companies or to set up an own little company after having gained practical experience in the field. The application of PV panel in particular is rapidly increasing and is seen as an option for stable electricity supply for running aircons, lighting, fridges etc, at least during day time with some battery back up to extend run time after sun set. It is also the appropriate solution for remote areas with not access to the public grid system. Furthermore, in urban areas the “hybrid systems” with the automatic switch between own consumption and supplying the public grid is a growing feature.
The use of solar water hearing systems is a simple and much cost efficient technology and is rapidly expanding as well, despite the still rather low gas price. However, in Pakistan with its stable sunshine of 10 month of the year the use of solar water heating is a sound alternative to the otherwise expensive natural gas, and again in particular in those areas with unstable energy supply. Qualified workers with a sound qualification in installing solar water heating systems enter a growing labor market.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (KPTEVTA) with the support of TSRP is introducing a new training scheme to produce technicians for Micro Hydro Power (MHP) plants. More than 600 MHP plant each with a capacity between 50 and 150 KW capacity will be established to ease the shortage of electricity in rural and mountainous areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in years to come. However, each of the power plant require sound operation and maintenance, otherwise efficiency drops already after some years and reduces the life span of the plants drastically, which –unfortunately- is currently the case due to a lack of trained MHP technicians. It is estimated that in KP over the next year a total of approx 4,000 MHP technicians must be trained to meet the demand of the labor market.
In close cooperation with the TEVTAs in Punjab, KPK, Balochistan and Sindh the training institutions for the BET, PLUMP and MHP schemes have been selected and training will commence in September 2015 as provincial pilots. The TEVTAs in cooperation with NAVTTC will need to plan for a widespread national roll out of these training schemes in the coming years.
Likewise, the government of the Punjab is implementing a big scheme to set up 100,000 biogas plants over the coming year. In close cooperation with the Punjab Skills Development Fund, the TRSP has facilitated the generation of CBT based training schemes and training materialfor biogas experts.
During 2015 alone a total of up to 3500 biogas technicians and supervisors will be trained. The biogas plant will be established at farm level and the biogas will be used to run engines for tube wells to pump water for the irrigation systems. However, biogas can also be used for heating, cooking or lighting purpose. The left over after the fermentation process in the biogas plant can be used as fertilizer on agricultural land.
In essence, application of renewable energies is a win – win situation, easing the energy crisis, using renewable resources and providing opportunities at the labor markets.
KARACHI, April 28, 2015: Experts have underlined the need for adopting all the protocols for occupational safety and health to avoid work-related incidents and comply with international labour standards in Pakistan.
They gave this call at 10th Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) awards distribution ceremony held here on Tuesday.
The event was organized by EFP in collaboration with International Labor Organization (ILO) and the TVET Reform Support Programme, which is funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy and has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Mr. Sikander Ismail Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development, who was the chief guest on the occasion, emphasized the need for safety at workplace and outlined a number of initiatives undertaken by government for promoting safety at work. He informed the audience that the safety at work is an important aspect out of 27 international labour standards which are to be followed by the exporting companies of Pakistan to the European Union.
The overall award on OSH was given to Pakistan Refinery Limited while second position was shared by Pak Arab Refinery Limited and Hino Pak and third position was awarded to International Industries Limited. K Electric has topped the oil, gas and energy sector while second position was given to Attock Refinery and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited got third position. Rafhan Maize Limited grabbed first position in food, FMG and pharmaceutical sector and Serena Hotels Tourism Limited got first prize in service sector while SICPA Inks Private Limited got first prize in allied sector and encouraging award was given to DHL Pakistan.
Mr. Francesco d’ Ovidio, the Country Director ILO for Pakistan, also appreciated the efforts of EFP in promoting the international labour standards. He highlighted the efforts of the ILO in promoting the standards for workplace safety and their contribution in developing the policy for workplace safety and the joint action plan with the Government of Sindh for promoting safety at the workplace.
Mr. Oliver Petzoldt, SEQUA Team Leader in Pakistan for TVET Reform Support Programme speaking at the occasion congratulated the award winners and termed the adherence of OSH standards as overall success of business.
He also mentioned that a safety guideline and manual in collaboration with labor department of Punjab is being prepared which will be available online for access and can be adopted. He also highlighted on the importance on TVET sector as well as green skills.
Earlier, Mr. Khawaja Muhammad Nauman, President – Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, Mr. Zahoor Awan, General Secretary, Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF) and Mr. Ali Ashraf Naqvi, Joint Director Labour, Government of Sindh also spoke on the occasion.