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Since 2011 the TVET Sector Support Programme has collaborated with the federal government in Pakistan to bring about reforms in the TVET sector. The launch of the TVET Policy and the National Vocational Qualification Framework, and the engagement of the private sector in these reforms, have been key successes of this collaboration.

Showcasing of TVET Reforms in Sindh and Balochistan Ceremony

Holger Ziegeler, the Consul General of Germany in Karachi, addressed the audience at the ‘Showcasing of TVET Reforms in Sindh and Balochsitan’ ceremony in 2021. Mr. Ziegeler assured the assembly of his country’s ongoing support for technical and vocational training and education in Pakistan, and he urged the private sector and government of Pakistan to ensure the sustainability of their joint endeavors in skills development. This, Mr. Ziegeler highlighted, would lead to more job opportunities as well as increased economic stability.

Chief Secretary Sindh, Mumtaz Ali Shah, as chief guest, also spoke at the ceremony, remarking on how Pakistan is moving closer to sustainable socio-economic growth thanks to the past 10 years of TVET reforms and the support of the European Union, the Norwegian Embassy and Germany. The Chief Secretary related how young graduates entering the job market now have more employment opportunities and entrepreneurial options than ever before.

The TVET Sector Support Programme

The ceremony, which took place in Karachi, was organized by the TVET Sector Support Programme (SSP) to celebrate its achievements in Pakistan over the past decade. The SSP was commissioned by the BMZ (German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development). Mr. Ziegeler spoke of the great potential of the SSP regarding not only job creation but also in the development of entrepreneurship models and small and medium-sized enterprises, ultimately enabling those living in the country to benefit from new economic opportunities.

Certificate Award Ceremony for New Diploma Engineers

In May 2022, Mr. Ziegeler was the chief guest at a certificate award ceremony in Karachi, held to mark the completion of the Build4Skills internship by 37 participants: now newly qualified Diploma Engineers.

The certificates were issued by the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD). Addressing the ceremony, Mr. Ziegeler congratulated the new Diploma Engineers on completing their training and emphasized how important it is that Pakistan supports skills and productivity enhancement in terms of younger generations joining the labor market.

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