Formal training to informal workers by EU

Government of Norway and the Federal Republic of Germany implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has organized Technical Vocational Education and training (TVET) Sector Support Programme, funded by the European Union for informal workers in the construction sector. The training is subjected to equip them with new techniques to avert or pacify the brunt of disasters. Their prior learning and skill will also be recognized by a system called Cognization of Prior Learning-RPL. Under this special initiative, TVET-SSP along with implementing partner KP-TEVTA has completed training and certification of 280 informally trained construction workers. The training took place in the three flood-affected districts: Swat, Charsadda and Nowshera.Commissioner Malakand Shoukat Ali Yousafzai handed over the certificates to those who were declared competent during the assessment. Addressing the gathering, he lauded and admired the role of GIZ-TVET SSP and KP-TEVTA for taking this initiative in the region at this very needful time. The commissioner also urged the need for imparting training to more workers in the construction sector to improve their knowledge, skill and attitude for improving the quality of houses and infrastructure in the region. As these skilled workers will contribute in building back better, Commissioner apprised that the recent flood has considerably affected the infrastructure of the district, to which the district administration has responded efficiently.