NAVTTC and KCCI join hands to enhance skills development

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Karachi
Today marked a significant milestone in the realm of skills development as the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) welcomed Ms. Gulmina Bilal Ahmad, Chairperson of the National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), to its premises. The purpose of the visit was to solidify a collaborative effort aimed at addressing the gaps in skills development training under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Program (PMYSDP) implemented by NAVTTC.
In a fruitful meeting, both parties expressed their commitment to fostering a new partnership geared towards promoting skills training initiatives. The agreement entails KCCI providing on-the-job training opportunities to NAVTTC trainees within KCCI industries. This hands-on experience is envisioned to complement the theoretical knowledge imparted by NAVTTC, equipping trainees with practical skills essential for success in the workforce.
Moreover, KCCI has pledged to identify and introduce new avenues for practical training within the industry, ensuring that NAVTTC trainees receive exposure to diverse sectors and emerging technologies. This strategic collaboration between KCCI and NAVTTC signifies a joint effort to bridge the gap between academia and industry, ultimately contributing to the socio-economic development of Pakistan.
During the visit, Mr. Iftikhar Ahmed Shaikh, President of KCCI, extended a warm welcome to Ms. Gulmina Bilal Ahmad, showcasing the enthusiasm and eagerness of KCCI to embark on this transformative journey. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Junaid Ahmed Makra and Mr. Azizullah Chandio, Director-General of NAVTTC, further emphasizing the mutual dedication of both organizations towards the advancement of skills development in the country.
As Pakistan strives towards a knowledge-based economy, collaborations such as these underscore the importance of partnerships between public and private entities in driving sustainable growth and fostering innovation.