Vocational education, training stressed

LAHORE:22 November:Participants in a mid-term review workshop for the Improving Workforce Readiness in Punjab Project noted that the technical vocational education and training sector needed to perform significantly better to support the economy's competitiveness and inclusive economic growth through the supply of skilled workers. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is in the process of preparing a $100 million loan, which aims to help the government of Punjab to achieve Punjab Growth Strategy 2023 objectives by supporting the strengthening of the TVET sector. According to a press release Dr Fatima Khushnud presented on the Renewable Energy Sector Skills Council and Sohail Shaikh updated the participants on the Textiles Sector Skills Council. Director General Punjab National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, Rana Afzal, stressed learning from past initiatives. Manzar Javed Ali, Project Director of the Project Implementation Unit, ICI&SDD, called for work on the TVET sector institutional framework to prevent duplication of functions amongst existing government agencies.The news.

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