STAFF REPORT ISB: Unemployment can be reduced by providing the youth technical education, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has said.
He was speaking during a visit to the UETs Al Khawarzami Institute of Computer Sciences (KICS).
“Skilled workers are needed in the country as well as abroad. NAVTTC is fulfilling the governments vision for building a developed, industrialised and prosperous Pakistan,” he said.
Cheema said that unemployment was one of the biggest challenges faced by the Pakistani youth.
“The NAVTTC is launching a number of courses across the country to meet the upcoming challenges. The commission is already engaged in developing public-private partnership to allow synergy for economic development,” he said.
KICS Director Prof Waqar said that technical education guaranteed the development of a nation. “It not only empowers the individuals, but also helps boost economic development and meet challenges of micro and macro growth,” he said.
He said that the UET had been providing training to engineers to contribute to the progress of Pakistan.
Waqar also briefed Cheema about the working of various university departments.