Japan to help develop skilled workforce in Pakistan, Agreement signed

A Japanese delegation led by the Japan International Training Cooperation Organisation (JITCO) representative Shigeo Matsutomi visited the National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) where the Executive Director Dr Nasir Khan briefed them about the functions of the organisation as the apex TVET body. The visit was scheduled for signing of agreement The Ministry of Law & Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).
Under the programme, technical interns will be exposed to 3-5 year state-of-the-art training in Japan in various advanced job categories and trades. The ministry has approved National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) and National University of Technology (NUTECH) as sending organisations for TITP
This programme will help transfer technical skills, latest techniques and knowledge to Pakistani workforce which will ultimately contribute towards the human resource development of the country.
Dr Khan said that the NAVTTC will select the candidates for TITP training through a competitive selection process, recognising skill requirements of the recipient organisations in Japan in collaboration with the provincial TEVTAs and the private sector of the country. The delegation also visited National Skills Information System (NSIS) at the NAVTTC which houses data of skilled workforce of the country.