SUKKUR – The Director General (MD) of Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA), Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Suhag said on Saturday that the Sindh government is committed to promoting the technical education and vocational training in the province of Sindh.
Speaking to the media, during her visit to the Government Polytechnic Institute for Women Sukkur, said STEVTA has taken major initiatives such as curriculum upgrading by German experts, institutional infrastructure development and faculty development through technical trainings at the National Institute of Technical Education Science (NISTE) which has been instrumental in improving the learning environment in our institutions. He said that STEVTA offers the best vocational training opportunities in several institutions in the province. He hopes that young people will prefer the path of technical education and vocational training to become part of Pakistan’s labor force.
In recent years, the role and importance of human capital in the world has changed due to technological advancements, changes in the political, social and economic environment. Globalization has created vast opportunities for skilled labor in national and international markets.
He said reducing unemployment and poverty is the government’s main challenge, adding that this challenge can only be met by improving the skill levels of the youth through technical education and vocational training. Overall, Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) is considered a major tool for reducing unemployment and poverty, he mentioned.
On a question, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Suhag said that Sindh TEVTA has increased the level of awareness to attract more and more of our youths towards technical education and vocational training. We try to achieve this goal by improving our programs, our institutional infrastructure and the transparency of the admissions process.