National Vocational and Technical Training Commission constituted task forces across the country for swift implementation on in-service training programme of 10,000 Technical Vocational Education and Training teachers
Islamabad: National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), with mutual consensus of all stake holders, has constituted Task Forces in Baluchistan, Gilgit Baltistan, FATA, KPK, AJK, Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad for swift implementation on the in service training programme of 10,000 TVET teachers throughout the country. These Tasks Forces were formed at the end of this day long inaugural meeting. The inaugural meeting was jointly organized by NAVTTC and GIZ in a local hotel here in Islamabad.
These Tasks Forces have been formed to implement the MOU already signed between NAVTTC and GIZ for TVET Reforms Support Programme in Pakistan. Under the agreement, there are number of ongoing reform activities which are meant for implementation of National Skills Strategy.
These reforms includes accreditation of 1,000 TVET institutes, development of National Qualification Framework (NQF), development of curricula in 60 trades along with assessment packages, capacity building of 100 Master Trainers, training of 10,000 teachers, skill development of 100,000 youth in market-based skills, establishment of Labour Market Information Cell, and capacity building of NAVTTC and TEVTAs.
Earlier Director General (P and D), National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Shah Rukh Nusrat, in his opening remarks in this one day inaugural meeting on “In-Service Training of TVET Teachers” has said that Quality in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) cannot be compromised in any stage of its delivery.
Whether it is a matter of curricula, institution or teachers, quality in every aspect has immense importance which can only be achieved by installing a systematic, flexible and robust mechanism of hiring qualified teachers and deploying interventions for their continuous professional development (CPD).
He said that in-service training was understood as a tool to professionalize teaching, improve quality and efficiency of new educational systems and promote scientific and technological advances and innovations.
If we also keep in mind the characteristics of present day society, with present transition, with continuous changes and adaptation to new technological, social, cultural changes, in-service training turns to be the only tool to face these changes, as well as to democratize people’s access to culture, information and work, he added.
In order to attract qualified and competent teachers in TVET sector, NAVTTC evolved “National Teachers Qualification Framework (NTQF)” in consultation with all TVET Stakeholders in the country, said Shah Rukh Nusrat.
He said that a program for training of technical teachers was launched by NAVTTC in year 2010. Under that project, 500 teachers/ instructors from all the provinces of the country were trained within the time span of 10 months in different courses in National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE).
He said that training of 10,000 TVET teachers and 100 Master Trainers cannot be neglected to provide market based skills to youth. It would not be out of place to mention here that NAVTTC in collaboration with TEVTAs have completed their home work. Institutions for imparting training to trainees and trainers have been identified and PC-Is for the training projects are ready.
Apart from high ups of NAVTTC, heads and senior representatives of all Provincial TEVTAs including AJK, FATA and Gilgit Baltistan and NISTE attended this meeting. Senior TVET Advisor GIZ Dr. Ute Hoffman, Team Leader C2/HRD GIZ Klaus-D Bergholz and Senior Training Expert from Germany also attended this meeting by contributing their valuable inputs.
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