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ISLAMABAD, September 06, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Chairman National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) Adnan A. Khawaja has said that vocational education vocational education, training designed to advance individuals' general proficiency, especially in relation to their present or future occupations. The term does not normally include training for the professions.  and skill development can play crucial role in improving the prosperity level and reduce poverty in South Asia This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. For geophysical treatments, see Indian subcontinent.
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia
 region. This he said while presiding over the concluding session of two-day workshop on Assessing the need of Vocational Education and Skill Development (VESD VESD Voice Engineering Services Department ), organized by SAARC SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation  Human Resource Development Centre (SHRDC). Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, Director SAARC Human Resource Development Centre, Kamal Prasad Prasāda (Sanskrit: प्रसाद), prasād/prashad (Hindi), Prasāda in (Kannada), prasādam (Tamil), or prasadam  Bhattarai, Course Coordinator and participants from the SAARC member states have taken part in the workshop where they emphasize on promoting VESD with the aims to review the situation in SAARC member states and identify priority areas for its development. Adnan A. Khawaja further said that government of Pakistan Government of Pakistan (Urdu: حکومتِ پاکستان), The Constitution of Pakistan provides for a Federal Parliamentary System of government, with a President as the Head of State and an indirectly-elected Prime  has established NAVTEC in 2006 after realizing the role of highly skilled and technically educated manpower for rapid growth of overall national economy and to strengthen the foundation of VESD it will support all such activities and will remain in close contact with the SHRDC. Meanwhile talking to the participants Director SHRDC Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, said that the workshop will identify problems faced by the member states due to lack of market-driven skilled manpower, particularly in enhancing productivity and competitiveness to compete in the global market. The participants of the workshop will share global and regional best practices of VESD. During the ceremony presentations of the four working groups has also been presented in which they identify problems faced by the member states and suggest the ideas for the promotion of the VESD in the region. At the end Chairman NAVTEC Adnan A. Khawaja distributed certificates among the participants.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 6, 2009
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