100,000 young boys and girls to be trained in fourth phase of PM Youth Programme

ISLAMABAD: NAVTTC will impart technical and vocational training to 100,000 youth in 116 trades next month under Phase IV of Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme.

“We must make efforts day and night to enhance quality of trainingand bring it at par with international standards so that our youth is wellequipped and easily secure jobs both at home and abroad.

This was said by the executive director NAVTTC, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema,while addressing an important video conference in which many high level officials participated from Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta, a news release said Wednesday.

During thesession, status of the training under Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Programme was thoroughly evaluated and further reforms were discussed to makethe existing setup more transparent, effective and meaningful in the fourthphase.

Zulfiqar Cheema stressed that the industrial linkages should be strengthenedso that our youth could easily get jobs upon completion of their training.

He said that in the next phase, students will be provided with on-the-job trainingat various industries so that they get hands on experience. Training a hundredthousand young boys and girls will in fact make a hundred thousand familiesfinancially stable which will contribute in the economic development of thecountry, he added.

He advised NAVTTC’s officers to visit the training institutes to assess thequality of training and initiate an awareness campaign to attract young boysand girls towards skill sector. Batch-01 of Phase-IV will commence from October 25, next month.

Moreover, National Skill Competitions will be held on October 23 at Islamabad, in whichwinners of the provincial skills

competitions will exhibit their skills in varioustrades. Winners of each trade will be rewarded with cash prize of Rs. 100,000.

Director Generals from all the provinces gave a detailed briefing on the progress and preparation of skill competitions and upcoming fourth phase of programme.