The Directorate of Technical Education and Skills Development (DTESD), Gilgit Baltistan (GB) with the facilitation of the TVET Sector Support Programme (TVET SSP) convened a donors’ conference for the sustainability of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the region. With this conference, the Government of GB provided a platform to present a roadmap for sustainability of interventions of TVET SSP carried out since 2011 in the region. It was also an opportunity to look at GB’s economic potential to attract substantive investments for the implementation of the 5 years ‘TVET Policy Implementation Plan’ and ‘GB TVET Strategy 2030’.
The TVET Sector Support Programme (TVET SSP) is funded by the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. It is implemented by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in collaboration with regional TEVTAs, PVTC and regional TVET bodies like GB DTESD.
Mr. Ovidiu Mic, Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Pakistan said that, “the collaborative efforts of various development partners in this region can further build on what EU and its development partners have initiated with our engagement over the past decade. This region has a lot of scope for a variety of skills in sectors such as construction, engineering, hospitality, information technology, and renewable energy, and we look forward to continuing our engagement in the TVET sector here.”