KARACHI: Government of Sindh in its efforts to empower local youth with technical and vocational skills of international standards has focussed on developing strong infrastructure, said MPA Shahid Abdul Salam Thaheem.
Also the Vice Chairman of Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA), Thaheem addressing the inaugural ceremony of a three day workshop said chain of vocational and technical centres are being adequately equipped alongwith provision for well qualified and competent teachers.
“Capacity building of youth comprising more than half of our population is crucial in face of series of challenges we are exposed to,” he said.
MPA Thaheem said chain of vocational cum training centres in the province is in compliance to Pakistan Peoples Party’s manifesto that guaranteed empowerment, progress and prosperity of the masses.
“Our government is concentrating on strong infrastructure that may support efficient programs beneficial for masses at every level,” he said.
The STEVTA Vice Chairman said equal attention is being paid towards empowerment of women and youth as they constitute an important segment of the society.
“We are making all out efforts for their capacity building,” he reiterated.
The three day workshop,”Learning by Sharing Knowledge,” has been organized in collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
It is being supported by the TVET Reform Support Programme, co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany and being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
More than 75 senior officers representing various TEVTAs and NAVTTC and the technical experts from the GIZ are participating in the programme.