Socio economic development depends on availability of skilled labour force: Minister
Islamabad, February 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): Speaking on the eve of signing ceremony of MoU between NTB and skill Development Council, Islamabad, the Minister of State for professional and special Education Sardar Shahjehan Yousaf said that socio economic development largely depends on the availability of skilled labour force. He added that coordination between NTB and Skill Development Council will ensure manpower that can meet national and international demands.
The Ministry of Education and Training is mandated to prepare policy direction for preparing and training of manpower. Appreciating the efforts of National Training Bureau, he said that it is an important organ of Ministry of Education and Training, with the responsibility to produce skilled manpower.
Training is not only essential to meet the demands of the market but it also addresses the issue of unemployment. Therefore, NTB with its five development councils in the country, has a critical role to play. He declared the MoU between NTB and Skill Development Council, a step in the right direction.
He assured full support of the Ministry of Education and Training in this regard. Later on, he visited the various class rooms where a large number of trainees were being trained.
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