100,000 youth to be equipped with technical skills by next month

ISLAMABAD: As many as 100,000 youth would be trained in the next month by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) under Phase IV of the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Programme.

An official of the NAVTTC told reporter here Friday, that Batch-01 of Phase-IV will commence from October 25, next month in which the training will be imparted in 116 trades.

NAVTTC, he said was making efforts day and night to enhance quality of training and bring it at par with international standards so that our youth is well equipped and easily secure jobs both at home and abroad.

He stressed that the industrial linkages should be strengthened so 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 training at various industries so that they get hands on experience.

Training a hundred thousand young boys and girls will in fact make a hundred thousand families financially stable which will contribute in the economic development of the country, he added.

Moreover, he said National Skill Competitions under NAVTTC will be held on October 23 at Islamabad, in which winners of the provincial skills competitions will exhibit their skills in various trades.

Winners of each trade will be rewarded with cash prize of Rs. 100,000.