National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) is setting up an Internationally Acceptable Accreditation System to safeguard the development and quality in TVET sector of Pakistan.
Officials said in statement that Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar valued the steps taken by NAVTTC for improving the quality of TVET institutes of the country.
Further added that accreditation process would be beneficial in detecting the best TVET institutes across the country where quality training would be conveyed to our youth at par with international standards.
15th meeting of NAVTTC was held at NAVTTC HQs to address the TVET Accreditation & Quality Evaluation Committee (TA&QEC).It was decided in a meeting that the selection of TVET institutes should be transparent and based on merit.
Usman Dar said the government’s main objective was to train youth with modern technological skills and help them become productive citizens of the country.
Executive Director, National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Dr. Nasir Khan put pressured upon the need to expedite the process of accreditation of TVET Institutes in the country to bring quality culture in TVET Sector of Pakistan so that the employability of our youth as per National and International Industry’s requirements can be ensured.
Over the previous few years, NAVTTC has changed processes and criteria for assessment of quality of TVET institutes against appropriate benchmarks.
TVET Accreditation & Quality Evaluation Committee (TA&QEC) goals to simplify national and international comparability and recognition of institutions, programmes and degrees as laid down in National Vocational Qualification Framework.
The Committee will analysis reports of around 100 TVET institutes from all over the country to grant accreditation.
Dr. Khan said that i hope this exercise, in the longer run, will benefit the students, parents, and employers in making a judicious choice among competing TVET institutions and their programs on the basis of quality assurance.
Mian Waqas Masud from Islamabad Chambers of Commerce & Industry chaired the meeting. He valued work done for accreditation of institutes in a very short time by the NAVTTC team and said that it will make public trust in institutions for imparting quality training and will enhance workforce mobility and employability in the country.
Director General (AC&C) NAVTTC, Mr. Muqeem-ul-Islam said that “NAVTTC aims to improve the quality of TVET institutes, their capability to deliver TVET programmes and to support TVET institutes to set up their own internal quality assurance processes to bear quality development”.
The Members from Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), National Skill University, TEVTA Punjab, TEVTA AJK, TEVTA KPK, TTB Baluchistan, representatives from Sindh, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE), GIZ, officers of NAVTTC and representatives of TVET Reform Support Program (TRSP) are attending the 3-day long meeting which will assess accreditation assessment reports of institutes from all over the country.