100,000 youth to be trained under PM's training program

07:40 PM | 22 Oct, 2017
100,000 youth to be trained under PM's training program
ISLAMABAD - One hundred thousand youth will be provided vocational and technical training under the Prime Minister's Youth Training Program during the current year.

This was stated by Executive Director National, Vocational, and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema at a news briefing in Islamabad on Sunday.

He said the number of youth getting training has increased from twenty-five thousand per year to one hundred thousand.

The executive director said "CPEC has generated job opportunities and we are focusing on demand-oriented skills to cater to the demands of industry and modern infrastructure."

He said technical training institutes will be established in Gilgit, Mansehra, Quetta and other areas with the collaboration of China, Turkey, Korea, Germany, Japan and Australia.

The executive director said national skills development competitions have been organized to encourage the youth.

Youth will participate in the international vocational skills held under the auspices of World Skills- a galaxy of 77 countries of which Pakistan has also become a member.

The National Skills Competition is being held in Islamabad on Monday.