Vocational education is an important tool for the economic stability of any society and the efforts of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to equip young people with vocational education will be beneficial for the social and economic development of the country. AIOU provides commendable services in the field of vocational education.
This was stated by Minister of Education, Gilgit-Baltistan, Raja Mohammad Azam Khan at Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday while addressing the award ceremony. diplomas from the fourth batch of the six-week vocational training course for young people in Gilgit, Skardu. , Hunza, Shigar and Ghizer. The introduction of hotel management courses for young people in Gilgit-Baltistan will boost the tourism sector with proper hospitality in tourist destinations, he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that AIOU has initiated skills development courses in these areas with the support of Alight Pakistan and TAF Foundation. Over 250 students have graduated in the past 18 months.
The GB Education Minister appreciated the services of AIOU, Alight Pakistan and the TAF Foundation to deliver skills-based training courses to young people.
Representatives from the Directorate of Technical Education and Skills Development (GB), Ministry of Tourism, Serena Shigar Fort, TAF Foundation and National Commission for Human Development were present at the ceremony.
The University’s focal point, Dr. Zahid Majeed, said that the hospitality industry is on a path of rapid development, keeping this need in mind, AIOU Vice Chancellor, Professor Zia Ul-Qayyum had given instructions to initiate this course.
He said young graduates will have honorable job opportunities. Regional Director of Alight Pakistan, Dr. Tariq Cheema said that AIOU, Alight Pakistan and TAF Foundation are jointly offering skills courses for young people.
We are trying to provide the best opportunity to shape the future and this process of providing skills, education and training will continue in Gilgit-Baltistan.