Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 is a great platform for youth to connect skilled young jobseekers in vocational and technical trades with recruiters and HR professionals from leading enterprises In order to provide a platform to the job seeking young graduates in Faisalabad, Hunar~Rozgar Mela 2021 was organized by TVET Sector Support Programme and Migration for Development (PME) to meet employment objectives for over 471 openings of private industry in Faisalabad. A large number of CBT trainees and graduates had shown their skills, notably in key economic areas, and held on-the-spot interviews by the recruitment enterprises of private sector in the Hunar~Rozgar Mela here on Wednesday.
The donor funded TVET Sector Support Programme implemented by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Programme Migration for Development (PME) organized Hunar~Rozgar Mela 2021 in Faisalabad. The ceremony was graced by Head of TVET Sector Support Programme Ms. Iris Cordelia Rotzoll, along with Director General NAVTTC Punjab Mr. Mujeeb ur Rehman and Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) Maj. Shahnawaz Badar (Retd).
Head of TVET Sector Support Programme Ms. Iris Cordelia Rotzoll while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Rozgar Mela said that ‘Skilled youth of any country play a vital role for the economic development. TVET SSP is working with NAVTTC, PVTC and Punjab TEVTA to play its role in providing quality skills and job opportunities to youth.” Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) Maj. Shahnawaz Badar (Retd) while speaking at the occasion said that we are happy to see the results of TVET Sector Support Programme and efforts of Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) especially in the area of industry-linkages. We hope and expect a greater cooperation and collaboration between PVTC and the private sector in enhancing quality of training and employment opportunities for our graduates.

DG NAVTTC Mr. Mujeeb ur Rehman said that, “Our efforts are to have best vocational and technical training system here in Pakistan than confirms the international standards. Today while seeing all these graduates having choice of the employment search as per the same demand-driven aspects of industry is the real showcasing of what we had aimed for.” Moreover, a panel discussion on the topic ‘Employment for Economic Sustainability and the Role of the Private Sector in TVET in post COVID Scenario’ was conducted. All the panellists put forward their expert opinions on the training and human resource development aspects. The panel discussion ended with closing remarks by the chief guest.
The Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 was concluded with the insights from the leading representatives of industry involved in TVET delivery like Chairperson Special Initiatives; Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Business incubation and skills development centre) Ms Qurrat ul Ain, Mian Muhammad Kashif Ashfaq, CEO Chen One Stores (Chenab Group), Mr Atif Munir, President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, FCCI, Engr Rizwan Ashraf, certified expert industry-academia linkage, University of Cambridge, Ex Chairman APTPMA, Mr Muzzamil Sultan, President District Board of Management (DBOM) PVTC, Faisalabad and Mr Rehan Naseem Bharara, Chairman Faisalabad Garment City Company (FGCC).
Through this Mela, the TVET Sector Support Programme (Funded by the European Union, Norwegian and German Governments) and Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) successfully showcased the skills of training institutes in Faisalabad that are implementing competency-based training in industry priority economic sectors.
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