Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said a major portion of population comprises youth and there is a need to develop a skilled workforce of youth to meet local and foreign requirements.
The CM chaired a meeting which reviewed important features of Punjab Skills Development Strategy-2018 in the background of Punjab Development Strategy. He said that the Punjab government has set target of imparting various skills to 20 lakh youth during next three years and the departments concerned will have to work efficiently to achieve this target while addressing the meeting. He said it has been decided to set up a separate authority by unifying various institutions relating to vocational training under one roof. He said establishment of skill development authority will result in better coordination between different institutions and this step will improve the standard of technical training.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the role of teachers is vital for quality skills development and besides proper training of teachers they should also be imparted latest knowledge. He said institutions concerned will have to play active role for quality skill development in Punjab. He directed that the institutions concerned will have to make efforts for improving quality of skill development and a practical roadmap with regard to the achievement of the targets of skill development strategy should be presented within three weeks.
The CM directed that keeping in view the market needs, a comprehensive data of those receiving technical training should be compiled. Secretary Industry gave a detailed briefing on the strategy regarding provision of quality technical and vocational training.
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