LAHORE (PR): Executive Director of NAVTTC (National Vocational & Technical Training Commission), Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, speaking at the inaugural session of Sector Skill Councils (SSC) stated the need for the industry to play a lead role in providing the most needed skills to the youth of the country, especially when it comes to curriculum development, training delivery, monitoring, quality assurance, final assessment and job placement of the trained youth.
In order to formalise the industrial sector’s role, he said:
“We are going to establish Sector Skill Councils initially for four sectors i.e. construction, agriculture, hospitality and textile & fashion designing. Skill councils would become a bridge between training providers and the employers. They would also facilitate the skilled youth to seek employment.”
Representatives of various sectors like Shahid Rafique of Habib Rafique Group, Chairman of Builders & Developers Mohsin Sheikhani, Anis Bajwa from agriculture sector, Afzal Siddique from hospitality sector and Engineer M Ahsan from textile sector expressed their views and resolved to make positive contribution to skill development of youth.
The session was attended by industrialists, service providers and employers.