Vocational education and skill development can play crucial role.
ISLAMABAD, September 06, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Chairman National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) Adnan A. Khawaja has said that vocational education and skill development can play crucial role in improving the prosperity level and reduce poverty in South 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), organized by SAARC Human Resource Development Centre (SHRDC). Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, Director SAARC Human Resource Development Centre, Kamal Prasad 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 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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