Lahore gets world class centre of excellence for technical education

Lahore gets world class centre of excellence for technical education

Shahid Khan, Chairman of the National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTTC), inaugurated the Center of Excellence (COE) at Mughalpura Government Technical Training Institute (GTTI), Lahore.

In the presence of Sebastian Paust, Counsellor Head of Development Cooperation Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Islamabad, Dr. Mansoor Zaib Khan, Deputy Head of Programme TVETSSP, and other distinguished guests, Chairman NAVTTC handed over the key of COE to Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Senior Director General, TEVTA Punjab.

According to the participants, technical education is only the key to the country’s development by engaging Pakistan’s youth. NAVTTC established the COE with the help of GIZ, the European Union, Norway, and Germany.

Pakistan requires more Centers of Excellence that provide cutting-edge technology training to the youth, which is in high demand both internationally and in industry.

Through donors, NAVTTC has established a Center of Excellence for Training and Development in Mughalpura, Lahore, with multiple labs in modern technologies for 14 different trades such as Information Technology, Electrician, Plumber, Machinist, Auto Mechanic, HVACR, Electronics applications, and so on.

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The government continues to prioritize skill training in areas such as AI, robotics, cyber security, and so on. The government has assigned NAVTTC the goal of producing one million skilled youth workforce, and the availability of such large skilled labour will result in a significant improvement in the jobs market and industry.

The government is focusing on reforms in the TVET sector in order to align technical and vocational training with market demands and prepare the workforce for accreditation from international bodies.

COE Mughalpura in Lahore will be a training centre for chief master trainers and master trainers, who will then train a large number of youth in modern employable technologies.

This will pave the way for the Pakistani TVET system to improve training and assessment, career counselling, and job placement in the long run.

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