High Commissioner Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri meets Gulmina Bilal to discuss vocational training

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri had a productive meeting with Gulmina Bilal to discuss the vocational & technical training.

“Had excellent meeting with @GulminaBila. Discussed various options to provide world-class vocational & technical training to Pakistani youth. With the focus shifting towards skills-based education globally, role of #NAVTTC is critical in transforming voc & tech training landscape in Pakistan,” the envoy posted on X.

In Pakistan, two to three million young people enter the labour market every year, many of them without formal education and training.

The state TVET system is not able to provide enough education and training opportunities that adequately prepare participants for employment in the private sector or as qualified self-employed people. For cultural reasons, women are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to education, employment, income and social participation.

TVET institutions in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab regions are better equipped for needs-based planning and management. TVET graduates and job seekers find employment in growth sectors more easily.

The project works to align TVET more effectively with demand, build up skills and knowledge in the TVET system, facilitate access to education for women and increase private sector involvement.

In order to leverage the potential of growth sectors, the project promotes new training content in the areas of digitalisation and green skills (skills for a sustainable economy). This gives young TVET graduates and job seekers better job prospects in these sectors.