Pakistan’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector is developing with the assistance of Australia, stated Australia High Commission on Thursday.
A team by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is present in Islamabad to provide training to 17 Pakistani TVET professionals in order to assist them in integrating management skills obtained from a three week course to develop Pakistan TVET sector further.
The training obtained under Australia Awards scholarship program will be helpful in developing strong governance structure and leadership models and practices to make Pakistan’s TVET sector even stronger.
Queensland University of Technology visit is the continuation of recent involvement and participation of Chief Executive Officer Technical and Further Education Directors Australia, Craig Robertson who came to Islamabad after the special request of National Vocational and Technical Training Commission Executive Director, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema to be present at the National Skills Competition.
Pakistan and Australia signed an MoU for collaboration for developing the TVET sector of Pakistan, in July.
The High Commissioner of Australia Margaret Adamson said, ““The growing TVET partnerships between Pakistan and Australia will leverage Australia’s expertise to strengthen the capacity of key public and private sector providers of TVET in Pakistan.”
“The MoUs between NAVTTC and TAFE Directors Australia, and NAVTTC and QUT will enhance engagement and exchange through the building of linkages, information sharing, and further capacity building initiatives,” she added.