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‘Hunar Rozgar’ Festival for youths organized in Faisalabad

Hunar Rozgar Mela was organized to connect skilled young jobseekers in vocational and technical trades with recruiters and HR professionals from leading enterprises.

Through this Mela, the TVET Sector Support Program (Funded by the European Union, Norwegian and German Governments) and Punjab Vocational Training Council showcased the skills of training institutes in Faisalabad.

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In order to provide a platform to the job seeking young graduates in Faisalabad, Hunar  Rozgar Mela 2021 was organized by TVET Sector Support Program and Migration for Development (PME) to meet employment objectives for over 471 openings of private industry in Faisalabad.

A large number of CBT trainees and graduates had shown their skills, notably in key economic areas, and held on-the-spot interviews by the recruitment enterprises of private sector in the Hunar Rozgar Mela here on Wednesday.

The donor-funded TVET Sector Support Program implemented by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Program Migration for Development (PME) organized the Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 in Faisalabad.

Hunr-Rozgar-Mela-Sindh-Courier-1The ceremony was attended by Head of TVET Sector Support Program Ms. Iris Cordelia Rotzoll, along with Director General NAVTTC Punjab Mujeeb ur Rehman and Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) Maj. ® Shahnawaz Badar.

Head of TVET Sector Support Program Ms. Iris Cordelia Rotzoll while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Rozgar Mela said that ‘Skilled youth of any country play a vital role for the economic development. TVET SSP is working with NAVTTC, PVTC and Punjab TEVTA to play its role in providing quality skills and job opportunities to youth.”

Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) Maj. ® Shahnawaz Badar in his address said that they are happy to see the results of TVET Sector Support Program and efforts of Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) especially in the area of industry-linkages. We hope and expect a greater cooperation and collaboration between PVTC and the private sector in enhancing quality of training and employment opportunities for our graduates.

DG NAVTTC Mujeeb ur Rehman said, “Our efforts are to have best vocational and technical training system here in Pakistan than confirms the international standards. Today while seeing all these graduates having choice of the employment search as per the same demand-driven aspects of industry are the real showcasing of what we had aimed for.”

A panel discussion on the topic ‘Employment for Economic Sustainability and the Role of the Private Sector in TVET in post COVID Scenario’ was conducted. All the panelists put forward their expert opinions on the training and human resource development aspects. The panel discussion ended with closing remarks by the chief guest.

The Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 concluded with the insights from the leading representatives of industry involved in TVET delivery like Chairperson Special Initiatives; Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Business incubation and skills development center) Ms Qurrat ul Ain,  Mian Muhammad Kashif Ashfaq, CEO Chen One Stores (Chenab Group), Atif Munir, President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, FCCI, Engr. Rizwan Ashraf, certified expert industry-academia linkage, University of Cambridge, Ex-Chairman APTPMA, Muzzamil Sultan, President District Board of Management (DBOM) PVTC, Faisalabad and Mr Rehan Naseem Bharara, Chairman Faisalabad Garment City Company (FGCC).

Through this Mela, the TVET Sector Support Program (Funded by the European Union, Norwegian and German Governments) and Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) successfully showcased the skills of training institutes in Faisalabad that are implementing competency-based training in industry priority economic sectors. (PR)

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